Gaga to ‘guest edit’ Metro

The always-outrageous pop star will be the global guest editor for the May 17 edition of the international publication.

Gaga as guest editor?

No, she’s not helming Nylon magazine for a day, or even Vogue – pop star Lady Gaga is set to be the global editor-in-chief of Metro newspapers on May 17 for all editions of the newspaper internationally.

We’d say that was strange, but strange is Gaga’s game, so if she wants to bring her wacky taste to the world of newspapers, we’re all for it.

The gig has been set up days ahead of Gaga’s sure-to-be-huge album release for Born This Way, the lead single for which the singer debuted at the Grammy Awards this year (wearing prosthetic pointy shoulders and horns, natch). Gaga will be based in London, England for the day at Metro World News, Metro‘s central news desk.

In her role as global editor-in-chief, Gaga will select stories highlighting ‘equality and inidividuality’ and provide her comments on breaking news, a release on the announcement states.

An international promotional campaign will be rolled out to promote the big day to the newspaper’s 17 million daily readers around the world, Christian Quarles, VP and global marketing director, Metro, said in the release.

However, sartorially adventurous young writers around the world will be sure to set the social media world a-twitter with the news that Metro is also offering up the chance to win the role of Gaga’s editorial assistant in London, England for the day.

Metro has editions in 20 countries around the world and over 100 cities.

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