09/20/2012 06:28 pm ET

Celebrities Who Didn't Change Their Looks For Fame (PHOTOS)

Nobody said the road to notoriety was a smooth one. For many celebrities, their starts in Hollywood were met by pressure from managers and agents, suggesting they alter the things that once defined them, in hopes of finding work.

With orders to either slim down, blend in or go under the knife, a number of standout stars simply refused to change, despite being told it could negatively impact their careers.

Just like Lady Gaga sings, these stars were “Born This Way” and are sticking to what their mamas gave ‘em.