Last night, Lady Gaga did at the VMAs what she always does, surprising everyone with a highly controversial costume. No, it wasn’t a meat dress or an egg, and there were no stiletto heels where the heels are penises for some reason (maybe NSFW, depending on how forgiving your work is of genitalia on footwear) — instead, Lady Gaga came to the MTV awards show dressed as the most controversial figure in recent memory: Roberto Luongo.

Shortly after Gaga’s opening number, Puck Daddy documented the surprising visual similarity between Gaga’s male alter ego, Jo Calderone, and Vancouver’s number one netminder. It’s kind of terrifying. Ultimate hat tip to Greg Wyshynski for this one.

But, when you think about it, Gaga and Luongo have more similarities than some may realize. Both are Italians — Gaga’s real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta — and both made headlines this year for being on the edge of glory. Considering Luongo’s relationship with the city of Vancouver these days, you could argue that both are caught in a bad romance (or a love game). Speaking of games, both have problems with the big game — for Gaga, it’s hunting it, and for Luongo, it’s playing in it (ba-zing).

Both have a real tendency to baffle the media. For instance, Gaga does things like this:

And Luongo says things like this:

Not to mention both have been known to sport some very controversial headgear:

Additionally, Lexie reminds us that both are known for their poker faces.

And both get a ton of mileage out of their hair.

Both ride around with Beyonce in the Pussy Wagon, doin’ crimes.

Everything about this photo is real.

And finally, this is defs a Lady Gaga pose, if I’ve ever seen one.

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12 comments

  1. BECanucks
    August 29, 2011

    one word: #isitoctoberyet

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  2. Lexie
    August 29, 2011

    Poker Face! That was me!

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    • Harrison Mooney
      August 29, 2011

      Whoops! I forgot to add your credit! I have rectified this error.

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      • Lexie
        August 29, 2011

        No worries- that was mostly an “I influenced the interwebz” yelp of excitement!

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  3. The Bookie
    August 29, 2011

    That last picture wins the internet. Y’all might have to buy me a new laptop with the amount of coffee I just sprayed all over it.

    /was worth it

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    • Noodle
      August 29, 2011

      I’ve never seen that last Lu pic before. Slightly creepy.

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  4. tom
    August 29, 2011

    this is ridiculous.

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    • Daniel Wagner
      August 29, 2011

      Correct.

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    • Harrison Mooney
      August 29, 2011

      Pointless too. In my defense, it’s August.

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    • Nth of the 49th
      August 30, 2011

      Exactly, the whole thing was a deke to slip in a picture of Dr. Who third from the bottom.

      Mr. Mooney is an obvious fan but on a predominately hockey related blog he had to hide his inner nerd.

      Well played, well played.

      ;-)

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      • Harrison Mooney
        August 30, 2011

        Nerdy as charged.

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        • Rituro
          August 30, 2011

          “Hockey’s cool. I like hockey now.”

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