An alter ego is described as a second self, which is believed to be distinct from a person’s normal or original personality. Alter egos are used by many performing artists who use stage or screen personae both to entertain audiences and to explore new identities for themselves but usually, people who have been deprived or who haven’t been able to do what they always wanted to do in life have an alter ego. See the following 7 Female Singers Who Have Alter Egos.
LADY GAGA / JO CALDERONE
Jo Calderone is a fictional male alter-ego to Lady Gaga created in 2010. Jo Calderone firstly was introduced on the September cover of Japanese Men’s Vogue, captured by her favorite photographer Nick Knight.
‘Beginning as an invention of my mind, Jo Calderone was created with Nick Knight as a mischievous experiment.’
A few weeks after the cover was realesed, Nick said to Lady Gaga: ‘Gaga, I believe Jo has to sing.’ The idea stuck in her head a few months until Jo Calderone returned as a character in the music video. Then he made his first live appearance at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. In a press conference, Calderone mentioned that he is an Italian-American from New Jersey.
‘As I began to reckon with Jo, I found it important to excavate what he didn’t like about me, or rather, what I struggle with liking about myself. Concurrently, I felt it necessary to imagine what the public expects of me during a performance of this magnitude the opening of the VMAs and how I might destroy this expectation in a variety of ways. On a stage, the laws of fantasy are meant to be broken, but I have always found it difficult to bring my real pussy out there with me’ Gaga explained.