The Little Monster fan base is most certainly aware of a fan that goes by the username of @GagaMonster96 aka ‘Ro.’ A Little Monster that dedicates his online presence to promoting and loving the legend that is Lady Gaga. With an impressive 61 notices from the queen herself, Ro has most certainly caught the eye of his idol, most notably due to his excellent informative output on his Twitter feed. Ro specialises in making sure Monsters across the fan base are up to date on absolutely everything Lady Gaga. From album sales to career anniversaries he’s there and aware with accurate and the most up-to-date information. He is loved and appreciated by many, and to be honest this fan base would not be the same without him. During our Q/A with Ro we asked him “Where do you get your motivation to do what you do” his reply; “ I get my motivation from the response that I get back from the fan base. I have had so many people tell me that they check my profile regularly or that they keep their notifications on for my tweets.” It’s absolutely evident that Ro is making a significant impact every time he makes a fabulous appearence on our timelines. Please be sure sure to read our full uncut interview with Ro’s below:
Lady Gaga has noticed you on Twitter several times and adores you, how does that feel?
I will always cherish and appreciate the fact that she has acknowledged and interacted with so many of my tweets in the last couple of years and I get so happy and excited every time it happens. When I started this account, I vividly remember sending her multiple tweets regularly for a simple follow back. I never would have imagined some years later how much beyond from a follow it would go. It also shows that she pays attention to us and that she cares about what we have to say as a fan base. It’s beautiful.
You are a veteran Little Monster who keeps the fan base informed and updated daily, what motivates your drive to keep people informed?
I get my motivation from the response that I get back from the fan base. I have had so many people tell me that they check my profile regularly or that they keep their notifications on for my tweets. Of course I don’t just tweet updates or news about Lady Gaga but also my own opinions, my thoughts, my likes or dislikes and whatever else I have to say about myself, the world or pop culture. As one of the most followed people in the fan base, I like to keep my profile as entertaining as possible and enjoyable for myself to run as well.
What is your all time favourite song from Lady Gaga?
Choosing my favorite Lady Gaga song is not easy but I would say that it would be, all things considered, Marry The Night. That song is absolutely anthemic and I relate to it so much. The triumphant ending of the song is also a career highlight. Bad Romance would be my second choice. It’s such a strong, bold, fierce and masterfully written and produced song. It’s filled with irresistible hooks and catchy melodies and it has become the Lady Gaga song. It screams Lady Gaga and has her brand and persona written all over it.
What other artists are you a fan of?
I listen to many other artists and I love exploring new albums and new artists. Currently I am enjoying the comeback that Kesha is making with Rainbow and I am really rooting for her. Her new single Praying is so chilling and beautiful and you can really feel her pain in the lyrics. I also do like Zayn and think he’s a very talented artist with a lot of potential. I loved his debut Mind Of Mine and I’m looking forward to his next album.
What does being a Little Monster mean to you?
For me, being a Little Monster means being part of a large community that loves Lady Gaga and her music and supports her through all aspects of her career. She wants to make the world a better place and spread kindness and love as much as possible and helping her spread that message is also something that is important. Loyalty and dedication are definitely big aspects of being a Little Monster.
How has Lady Gaga changed your life?
Lady Gaga has changed my life in many ways. Her music has helped me through the good and rough times and made me feel so much better and that there is actually an artist who truly gets it. Through becoming her fan and being part of this fan base, I have met so many people from all over the world and made many friends, that I have even met outside of Twitter or at her show. I look up to her as my idol and inspiration. The way she fought through her life and career and never gave up is something that I respect and admire so much.
Are your family and friends fans of Lady Gaga?
My friends and family do enjoy Gaga’s music and think she’s a very talented artist. I think her career reinvention in the last couple of years has really helped people see just how versatile and talented she is and the people around me do appreciate that about her. I remember my friends and people at my school being so impressed about her acting in American Horror Story: Hotel.
Away from the fandom, how do you like to spend your spare time?
I listen to a lot of music, watch movies, go to the gym, hang out with friends and occasionally read books.
Other than music and pop culture, what are your other interests and hobbies?
If I’m not invested in music, I will be either watching a series on Netflix or watching a movie. I love going to the gym and doing sports, especially in the summer. I love traveling as well and seeing more of the world.
What do you love the most about the Joanne World Tour?
What I love the most about the Joanne World Tour is the stage and how innovative it is. The way it transforms and changes throughout the show, the way the bridges lead her to the circular B-Stages and the way she utilizes them. (for example, the Dancin’ In Circles performance is brilliant). I really think this tour is very well put together and I love the setlist and that she has even included fan favorites like Scheiße and Bloody Mary. The interludes for this tour blew me away and she is wearing some stunning outfits too. She never fails to amaze me.
Lastly, when did you first become a fan of GIF Queen ‘Gretchen’?
Great question! I think I stumbled upon her GIFs last year and she has so many of them that fit any occasion or topic. I consider her the queen of GIFs and Brazil. Her facial expressions are effortlessly hilarious. Every other day I’ll find a new GIF of Gretchen that I end up using in one of my tweets. I think the majority of the stan community is very familiar with her by now.