Shocking makeup, outlandish hair, often bizarre clothing choices -- all are a key part of any Lady Gaga show. And when the pop star performs Saturday at the Nassau Coliseum, her fans -- her "Little Monsters" -- will be ready and waiting, dressed in their own Gaga-inspired garb. So let's take a moment and meet some of Long Island's own Little Monsters, but be ready -- for when it comes to anything Lady Gaga, expect the unexpected.
Stefanie Hoffmann, 14
FAVORITE GAGA SONGS "Born This Way," "Dance in the Dark" and "So Happy I Could Die" (she couldn't pick just one)
WHAT MAKES YOU A LITTLE MONSTER "I know all the lyrics to every song, as well as the choreography. Also, I have a wall next to my bed, full of Lady Gaga posters, pictures, tickets, her book and articles."
Kyle Savage, 19
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FAVORITE GAGA SONG "Summerboy"
WHAT MAKES YOU A LITTLE MONSTER "I totally understand and embrace Lady Gaga's messages. I feel as if Lady Gaga has personally changed my life. Her amazing songs and powerful themes behind the songs truly reach my heart and I feel as if I can identify with all of them. I am proud to say that I am a dedicated follower of Lady Gaga, and I will 'follow her until she loves me' ."
Caitlin Williams, 22
FAVORITE GAGA SONG "Alejandro"
WHAT MAKES YOU A LITTLE MONSTER "[I think] Lady Gaga is the most talented and unique pop star of our generation . . . she has such a huge influence and impact on pop and world culture that people cannot wait what she does next . . . but the main reason why most of her fans love her is that she inspires us to be ourselves. We were 'Born This Way' and if you don't accept us for who we are, then we don't care."
Frank Orlik, 41
HOMETOWN Stony Brook
FAVORITE GAGA SONG "Bad Romance"
WHAT MAKES YOU A LITTLE MONSTER "I love Lady Gaga because she is a piece of living art that is constantly changing and evolving every day. . . . I find her interesting and amazing. She is the consummate performance artist! I hope to meet her one day and because she is so accessible to her fans and truly loves them back that just might become a reality."
Ashley Reyes, 15
HOMETOWN Dix Hills
FAVORITE GAGA SONGS "Born This Way" and "You and I"
WHAT MAKES YOU A LITTLE MONSTER "I perform a lot in Long Island theaters as well as acting in various projects professionally. Lady Gaga has spoken about her being bullied and teased at school, which has really hit home for me. . . . She has been classically trained which I also am in the process of doing and will continue to do. . . . I too strive to go to NYU to study [as she did] and hope one day to be able to achieve my goals and follow my passion no matter what people may say about me or how I may be perceived."
Annette Gerani, 48
FAVORITE GAGA SONG "Speechless"
WHAT MAKES YOU A LITTLE MONSTER "She is real, loves her fans, and at a young age stands up for what she believes in and encourages others to do the same. She embodies the power to let anyone and everyone feel special in their own way. This is very important in a world where bullying has turned into criminal acts. She, like many others, including John Lennon, stands for peace, equality and love."
Julie Teller, 17
HOMETOWN North Massapequa
FAVORITE SONG "Bad Romance"
WHAT MAKES YOU A LITTLE MONSTER "There are so many reasons why I adore our 'Mother Monster,' also known as Lady Gaga. . . . Personally, I adore her for her pride in what she believes in, and she is never afraid to be herself. She preaches that every single person on this earth was born a certain way and you should rejoice and love who you are."
Karen Wacker, 52
FAVORITE GAGA SONG "Dance in the Dark"
WHAT MAKES YOU A LITTLE MONSTER "My favorite thing about Lady Gaga is twofold: First, I think she is extremely talented and a gifted musician. Second, is she is very humble, gracious and is extremely thankful to her 'Monsters.' She still doesn't think of herself as a superstar. . . . I'm a Little Monster because I love her music, the message it sends and also the person she stands for."
Brianna Hafez, 20
HOMETOWN Wheatley Heights
FAVORITE GAGA SONG "Speechless"
WHAT MAKES YOU A LITTLE MONSTER "I am and will always be a Little Monster because she's like a movement. The more people that know about her and listen to her music . . . the more people will become fans. She is an amazing artist of the 21st century and will go down in history."
Marisa DeAngelis, 15
FAVORITE GAGA SONGS "Bad Romance" and "Born This Way"
WHAT MAKES YOU A LITTLE MONSTER? "I've known Gaga ever since 'Just Dance' came out, and ever since she's been there for me when I needed her. . . . Every time [I'd see] her face I felt like I was looking at myself. . . . My lifelong dream is to meet Lady Gaga. I've tried so hard . . . I even made a Facebook group to help. . . . Everyone wants me to meet her, and hopefully in my future I can be a [Gaga] impersonator or a double. I won't give up on my dream and this is why I'm Lady Gaga's biggest fan."
WHO Lady Gaga
WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Saturday, Nassau Coliseum
INFO $49.50-$175; 800-745-3000; ticketmaster.com