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Lady Gaga talks bullying, bulimia and growing up at Young Women's Conference in L.A.
Los Angeles’ Brentwood School hosted on Saturday what it considered to be one of the first young women’s conferences, called “It’s Our Turn.” The rumors about its surprise guest started circulating days before. A few details provided some clues: the tight security, an even tighter schedule, and absolutely no announcement about the guest before the moment she walked on the stage.
Tension in the Brentwood School gymnasium built to a climax around 3:30 p.m. as student Jade Iovine, who co-organized the conference, dropped a few hints. Then out walked the biggest pop star on the planet: Lady Gaga.
Camera phones were flipped on, girls screamed and an entire gymnasium crowd rose to its feet to cheer. Journalist Maria Shriver and Lady Gaga took seats on the stage and began a candid 30-minute conversation about growing up, knowing yourself and using your voice to be kind. The action-packed day also featured conversations with performer Mary J. Blige, U.S. women’s soccer star Alex Morgan, William Morris Endeavor’s talent agency partner Nancy Josephson, 20th Century Fox Television’s Dana Walden and CBS’ entertainment president, Nina Tassler.