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Here's Why Sam Smith Says Lady Gaga Helped Them Embrace Their Gender Identity

Edduin Carvajal
Oct 31, 2020
11:40 P.M.
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Singer Sam Smith, who rose to prominence in 2012 with the single “Latch,” recently admitted that Lady Gaga helped them understand their gender identity.


The “Stay with Me” singer, who came out as nonbinary in September 2019 and changed his pronouns to they and them, recorded his four-step makeup routine for a collaboration with Vogue.

In the 16-minute clip, Smith revealed some of their beauty secrets and products they use to keep looking youthful, including splashing his face with cold water and using everything from vitamin C serum to hair gel.

Sam Smith on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images

Sam Smith on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images



At around the ten-minute mark, Smith showed to the camera Lady Gaga’s lip gloss Haus Laboratories and started explaining how the “A Star Is Born” actress inspired them to understand their gender identity.

Smith pointed out that they were 15 years old when Gaga’s debut album “The Fame” came out, and they were “obsessed” with her.

They went to Ireland for the [hair] transplant.


Apart from that, Lady Gaga gave Smith “permission” to being themselves and being proud of their queerness. Smith added that her album was a form of expression and protection. They said:

“It was a way of almost saying to the homophones and the bullies, ‘stay away from me a little bit because I’m confident and I’m powerful in my queerness.’”


In the same video, Sam Smith revealed that although they came out at ten years old, it wasn’t until they turned 14 or 15 that they started questioning their gender and want to express themselves.

Fortunately, they had makeup to do that. According to the singer, they were introduced to beauty products by a childhood friend. They pointed out that, regardless of people’s gender, makeup was a form of expression.



Smith also opened up for the first time ever about their hair transplant surgery they underwent about two years ago.

The singer, who admitted that it had been a “touchy place” for them, revealed that their hairdresser recommended the procedure.

They went to Ireland for the transplant, and judging by how proud they looked in the video, it is fair to say that he loved the result!

At the moment, Sam Smith is focused on his third studio album, “Love Goes,” which was released on October 30, 2020. As USA Today reported, the 11 songs in the album are filled with stories of love lost and the pain and anguish it can cause.

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