Lady Gaga, "Mother Monster" singer and songwriter, turns 26 today.
On Monday, the singer known for her gaudiness and quirks, posted an unusual make-up free picture on Twitter. "Have a beautiful day!!" she posted with the pic.
The picture, which appears to be taken in a bathroom, shows the singer showing off her fresh face. Gaga's hair is tied away from her face and has a white flower tucked behind one ear. The photograph is taken on her BlackBerry. The Twitpic soon made its way around world online.
Lady Gaga has become the first Twitter user to reach 20 million followers, earlier this month. The Born This Way
hitmaker - who joined the social networking site in 2008 - has beaten Justin Bieber who is languishing behind with 18.1 million followers, with her @ladygaga account.
Gaga - whose real name is Stephanie Germanotta - uses the account which she started on March 26, 2008, to interact with her supporters, who she refers to as "Little Monsters".
Lady Gaga is currently preparing for her upcoming Born This Way Ball
tour, which kicks off next month in Seoul, South Korea.
The singer has topped charts around the world with international number-one singles Just Dance
and Poker Face
Freely influenced by David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Queen, Lady Gaga regularly features on lists compiled by Forbes magazine and has been named one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine.