Lady Gaga Revives Male Alter Ego On ‘You And I’ Art

Singer appears as Jo Calderone in tweeted pics.
By Jocelyn Vena

Lady Gaga
Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Over the weekend, fans got one tweet closer to the release of Lady Gaga’s video for “You And I” when she released the gender-bending artwork for her latest Born This Way single.

“You will never find what you are looking for in love, if you don’t love yourself,” she wrote of the song’s and images’ message. “#You&ISingleCover.” The photos are of Gaga as her male alter ego, Jo Calderone. One shot features her/him wearing a blazer and white T-shirt, head down, smoking a cigarette. The other image is of Jo in silhouette puffing out a cloud of smoke.

This is not the first time fans have had the pleasure of meeting Jo. Gaga did an entire photo spread and interview as the fictional Italian car mechanic for Vogue Hommes Japan. In the issue, Calderone revealed some details about his relationship with the singer. “I met her at a shoot Nick Knight was doing,” he said. “She’s f—in’ beautiful, and funny, and interesting. I was a little nervous for Nick to start shooting. She said, ‘Don’t be baby, you were born this way.’ I took her out after. The rest is private.”

Gaga promised last week that she would drop the video when she reached her one-thousandth tweet. Gaga previously teased that the video would include another one of her alter egos, that of her mermaid incarnation, Yuyi.

Gaga shot the video in Nebraska last month and explained that it is about taking a journey to win back the one you love. “And the idea that when you’re away from someone you love, it’s torture,” she said. “I knew I wanted the video to be about me sprinting back and walking hundreds of thousands of miles to get him back.”

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