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Lady Gaga’s Acrylic Nail Sells for $13,000

by Sree Roy | August 5, 2013
Photo courtesy of Picollecta.com

Photo courtesy of Picollecta.com

When it comes to amazing nails, Lady Gaga may not have been Born This Way, but her nail tech Aya Fukuda did a top-notch job creating a set of almond-retto enhancements for the singer’s Aviva Stadium performance.

Unfortunately, not all 10 nails made it through the Dublin concert intact. One of the embellished black-and-gold nails must have fallen off during the show, as it was recovered by a crew member and listed for auction on Picollecta.com, an online picture sharing community for collectors. Via the auction, the nail sold for the jaw-dropping price of $13,000 (£8,500).

The winning bidder won the nail, plus a photograph of Lady Gaga on stage, clearly showing the star missing the acrylic nail from the little finger of her left hand and a second photograph showing Gaga wearing the same nails at the launch of her perfume in New York the night before her Dublin performance.

A letter of provenance from the seller says, “As I was about to start work I noticed an object on the floor of the stage, which at first I thought was a guitar plectrum. When I picked it up, I saw it was an acrylic nail.”

We just hope Lady Gaga’s nail techs charge what they’re worth in the future — by our calculation, that’s $130,000 for a full set!

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