Lady Gaga Packs on 25lbs, Goes on Self-Imposed Diet

We noticed Lady Gaga’s looking a little fuller lately, and wondered if it was just our eyes playing tricks on us.

Thankfully, the always flamboyant singer put to rest the rumors (Kelly Osboune thinks she’s pregnant!) when she revealed in a radio interview that good old-fashioned comfort food can be attributed to her 25 pounds weight gain!

“I’m dieting right now, because I gained, like, 25 pounds,” Gaga told radio show host Elvis Duran. “And, you know, I really don’t feel bad about it, not even for a second. I have to be on such a strict diet constantly. It’s hard because it’s a quite vigorous show, so I tend to bulk up, get muscular, and I really don’t like that. So I’m trying to find a new balance.”

It’s a breath of fresh air to hear a celebrity admit a little extra meat on her bones isn’t sending her on a downward spiral. And, some would argue, the extra weight sits well on the songstress. Just this past June, Sir Elton John expressed his concern over her frailness.

Says John, “She works really hard. She will be in Denmark one night and Saudi Arabia the next. I know how tiny she is and I do worry about her, yes.”

He need not worry about her any longer, her father Joe Germanotta has taken care of the meals his daughter eats by opening a restaurant in New York City.

Says Gaga, “I’m a New York Italian girl. I love eating pasta and pizza. My father opened a restaurant and 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.'”

Whatever works for you, Gaga. Gaining a little weight hasn’t hurt her popularity. She was recently named after a new killer wasp! Oh, the places flattery will take you.