Lady Gaga’s androgyny has been part of her allure since the beginning of her career, and even sparked the widespread rumor that she is a hermaphrodite. She took her gender-bending to the next level with her appearance at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards as male alter ego Jo Calderone, an Italian from New Jersey who performed Gaga’s song “You and I,” flirted with Britney Spears and ran his mouth at the media. —Jeff Royer
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