Lady Gaga‘s rise to fame is well-documented among little monsters. Her battle from Lower East Side obscurity to her short stint with Island Def Jam, before making it to the top of the pop food chain, is common knowledge.
But did you know that the Mother Monster was almost a member of the short-lived girl group No Secrets? She was hired by lawyer Steven Beer when she still went by her given name Stefani Germanotta and then promptly fired. But it turns out that her dismissal had nothing to do with her talent.