Occupation: Singer, provocateur, wearer of unlikely garments
She may not have made crazy hair bows, outlandish dressing and outré sexuality completely acceptable, but Gaga has been a champion of self-expression and following creative impulses beyond what society deems reasonable. Having stood up for individuality, Gaga has also become a crusader for kindness. Her Born This Way Foundation encourages youngsters to befriend those whom others pick on and appreciate the weirdness in everyone. Making compassion cool might be Gaga's most daring statement yet.