FLASHING a cheerleader smile and with sultry eyes this could be any pretty American high school girl.
But don't be deceived.
The ordinary girl next door look hides the outrageous personality that was to become LADY GAGA.
She was actually a relatively normal child, as demonstrated by these snaps of the singer in her early years.
However, she did display an unorthodox approach to playing the piano, standing on a stool and leaning down to tinkle the ivories.
Clad in a flowery top and knee-length shorts, the young Gaga — real name Stefani Germanotta — smiles at the camera as she bashes out a tune.
Other childhood snaps — documented in Oprah Winfrey's two-hour special on the singer — capture the singer cradling her newborn sister Natali alongside mum Cynthia.
There's an early indication of the Poker Face star's future eccentric approach to fashion in one shot, featuring her pulling a face in an all-in-one black outfit.