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The time is running out

Entries pouring in thick and fast as the ‘Meet Lady Gaga’ contest comes to an end today.

music Updated: Oct 24, 2011 00:58 IST

Shubham Rawat dresses up as Jo Calderone, Saif Tinwala does a jester shoot and Charis turns redhead — all to meet Lady Gaga! HT City’s nationwide hunt for the five lucky fans who’ll get to meet and greet the international pop queen when she’s in Delhi later this week, has hundreds of readers sending in their whacky Gaga-inspired pictures and pieces. The contest, organised by Hindustan Times and entertainment portal Desihits.com, closes at 10am today.

“You are even greater than Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley,” writes Raghav Rajesh Tibrewal, 14, from Mumbai. “Her groovy dance moves, out-of-the-world lyrics, her trendsetting personality, her authenticity and her tracks that leave us ‘Speechless’ and grasping for more — I embody it all and respect her for who she is and who she wants us all to be — REAL!!,” writes Ritika Singh, 16, from Gurgaon.

Fans say they can’t miss this golden chance because Gaga’s a phenomenon like no other. “She has taken many bold steps for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) rights, which makes us feel she is a true idol,” feels Sanjana Chaudhary, who wants to be one of those to win this once-a-lifetime opportunity.

While many diehard fans are choosing to write in on how they embody the spirit of Gaga, others have been flooding our inbox with cool pics of themselves dressed in true-blue Gaga style. Hair that’s blue, red, yellow and white, skull-painted faces inspired by the Born This Way video, cigarettes, 10-inch heels, makeup that bleeds and crazy outfits — Gaga fever in India has never been this high. "Meeting Gaga is on the top of my ‘10 things to do before I die’ list. And if I get to meet her this time, I promise the other nine things won’t matter!" writes Mini Sood, 20, from Delhi.



Gaga

Think you can beat them?

Send us a photo of yourself dressed at your whackiest best in true Gaga style OR send us 50 words on how you embody the Gaga spirit AND answer the following questions:
Q1: Where was Lady Gaga born?
Q2: Name any two singers she has done duets with
Q3: What is the name of her latest album?

Send in your entries with your name, age, address and phone number at meetladygaga@gmail.com. Contest closes at 10am today.

I wish I could just throw on some heels and sprint all the way there to you right now
Lady Gaga, pop star