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2. Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga grew up in a relatively well-off family but started working the pole at the age of 18 anyway. She seemed to have been born with a flair for the dramatic and hasn’t slowed down, although her career has progressed considerably since her stripper days. “I made more money stripping than waitressing. I didn’t show too much — I was a burlesque dancer. Because my family’s European, for me it wasn’t that weird and I didn’t do anything super seedy — although my dad didn’t think so.”

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