After Lady Gaga's show-stopping opening number of "Applause" at the 2013 VMAs, we could of course expect the hilarious parodies that made their rounds on the Internet. However, an almost exact recreation of the performance by a drag superstar -- right down to the costume changes -- is one thing we did not anticipate.
Brazilian drag star Alexia Twister did just that over the weekend, with a sickening rendition of the hit at Victoria Nightclub. Mother Monster herself was so impressed that she Tweeted out the link to her 40,000,000 followers:
That routine is not easy! @alexiatwister was so impressive, when she made it out for the seashell girls cue I nearly fell over screaming.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 23, 2013
Check out the performance above!