Lady Gaga Takes the Polar Plunge in Chicago

in the name of charity

Chicago is coming off the coldest February in its history, so it made perfect sense that Lady Gaga and her fiancé Taylor Kinney went for a casual dip in the ungodly waters of Lake Michigan yesterday. The occasion was the 2015 Chiacgo Polar Plunge, an annual event that raises money for the Special Olympics. The newly engaged couple were joined by Vince Vaughn, Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, and another 4,500 people who braved the 32 degrees waters in the name of charity. Gaga entered the waters on the shoulders of her shirtless boyfriend while ceremonial bagpipes rang through the frigid air (what, that's not what you and your person did on Sunday?). The two helped raise $1.1 million, the most in the event's history. Gaga's plunge can be seen in beautiful slow motion below. It makes us cold just watching it. 

(Via Chicago Tribune)

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