ELLE: Lady Gaga Taps Her Biggest Fans For Her Latest Haus Laboratories Campaign

There are fans. There are stans. And then there are Little Monsters, the name given to superfans of Lady Gaga.

Monsters are people whose lives have been fundamentally changed by Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. Their worlds orbit around Gaga, a sun in makeup glitter who teaches her fans to embrace what makes them different, live fearlessly regardless of gender, race, or identity, and always keep their paws up.

To celebrate her uniquely dedicated fans, Haus Laboratories selected six out of nearly 6,000 people who commented on an Instagram post asking the most diehard Monsters to show themselves. Submissions touched on how Gaga helped them feel brave enough to transition, explore their own sexual identity, and for one of the winners, Kareem Rogers, not conform to societal norms based on race or gender. From there the chosen few were flown to L.A. to shoot the new campaign for Haus Laboratories.