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Lady Gaga: 'I've Put On Weight Because I'm An Italian Girl Who Loves To Eat'

21/09/2012 12:10 BST | Updated 21/09/2012 12:26 BST

We're used to Lady Gaga raising eyebrows with her outfits and antics but it's the lady herself - or her weight to be precise - that has had everyone talking this week after she was snapped looking fuller-figured on stage in Amsterdam.

Now the singer has spoken about her weight gain, admitting she's put on 25 pounds because she 'loves to eat' her dad's Italian cooking.

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Lady Gaga on stage in Amsterdam this week

In a US radio interview she said: “I love eating pasta and pizza. I’m a New York Italian girl. That’s why I have been staying out of New York.

"My father [Joe Germanotta] opened a restaurant. It's so amazing … it’s so freaking delicious, but I’m telling you I gain five pounds every time I go in there. So my dad wants me to eat at the restaurant, and I’m like, 'I’ve got to go where I can drink green juice.'”

Not that Gaga is worried about putting on a few pounds.

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“I’m dieting right now, because I gained, like, 25 pounds. And you know I really don’t feel bad about it, not even for a second," she said.

"I have to be on such a strict diet constantly. It’s hard because it’s a quite vigorous show [her current Born This Way Ball world tour], so I tend to bulk up, get muscular, and I really don’t like that. So I’m trying to find a new balance.”

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