PIC: Meet Lady Gaga’s Pretty Mom, Cynthia Germanotta!

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She may make tamer sartorial choices than her oldest child, but one look at Lady Gaga's mom, Cynthia Germanotta, and it's clear where the "Marry the Night" singer gets her gorgeous looks.

The radiant 57-year-old is currently taking her turn in the spotlight for a good cause, serving as a spokeswoman for the Born This Way Foundation, an anti-bullying and teen advocacy group she co-founded with her pop star daughter. (The group officially launched Wednesday during an event at Harvard University.)

Gaga, 25, has talked publicly about how close she is to her family–and credits her mother with inspiring her passion for style. "I was very much like my mother [growing up]," the "Bad Romance" chanteuse (born Stefani Germanotta) told Vanity Fair in October. "She would do her hair every morning and get dressed nice. I just liked to be glamorous. It made me feel like a star."

For her part, it seems Germanotta is equally as admiring of Gaga–especially when it comes to the singer's work ethic. "She's a great businesswoman," Germanotta told The Daily Beast about starting the foundation with her daughter. "I think I'm learning from her now."

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