11/07/2013 19:22 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Lady Gaga Aged 9 Vs Lady Gaga Aged 25

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The trick, it seems, to having a career in fancy costumes is to start young. THAT is the lesson we have learned from this picture of Lady Gaga aged nine.

Obvs there is a [slim] chance this is not how she dressed every single day as a child but if that's true then it means we still don't really have an excuse for being her age and NOT being a global pop phenomenon. So we'll just gloss over that, if you don't mind...