A slew of sexy, black and white photos of Lady Gaga before she was famous (and not of the “She was young and needed the money” sort) have surfaced online. It’s safe to see that these photos mark the genesis of Stefani Germanotta transforming into her Gaga alter ego. Here, long, dark brown locks tumble down her back and she’s much less descript with her natural hair hue. Once she embraced blonde ambition, she stood out more. But one thing has not changed during the transition from Stefani to Gaga, as evidenced by the photos: her love of heels!