"Well, I want to tell you something Maria. [...] You have such a beautiful voice and you are so joyful to watch. [...] Every once in a while, whether people believe it or not, [I have a very bad day]. And I wasn't having such a good day and [...] Perez sent me the video of you singing Born This Way, I was so overjoyed that I began to cry. I was so happy. This industry is very difficult to live in sometimes and they want to tear us down and tear us apart. And I worked on Born This Way for so long and I knew the world would rip it to shreds when it came out. But when I saw you so young and so beautiful singing those words so purely, it reminded me why I wrote the song in the first place. And it reminded me why I make music. So thank you so much for making my day better. And thank you much for reminding me why I'm so passionate about why I do. And never give up on your dreams, Maria"
- Lady Gaga to New Filipina Youtube Sensation, Maria Lourdes Aragon
Here's a video of Maria talking to Lady Gaga on Canada's HOT 103 --
You know what I find totally endearing about both Maria and Lady Gaga? It's their warmth of spirit. Talented and famous as they are, they remember to be thankful for their blessings and they remain grounded. At the end of day, I think, that's what matters.