Lady Gaga is on the cover of the January issue of ELLE looking staggeringly normal- a quality we'd never thought we'd attribute to the songstress. Of course, "normal" in her case also happens to be quite pretty, which isn't always the first thing you notice when you take into account her affinity for outrageous, scene-stealing costumes and heavy makeup. In the issue she opens up about recurring themes in her work, saying "I feel that if I can show my demise artistically to the public, I can somehow cure my own legend. I can show you so you're not looking for it. I'm dying for you on domestic television-- here's what it looks like, so no one has to wonder." Somehow I'm convinced we'll always wonder about Lady Gaga even with this new insight, especially if you consider that seeing a pared down version her is about as rare as seeing her don pants, but it's definitely intriguing to see a new side of the enigmatic artist.To see more from Lady Gaga's Elle cover shoot, including photos and her thoughts on sexuality and romance, visit ELLE.com.