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Good Lorde!

The New Paper | Noor Ashikin Abdul Rahman | Friday, Apr 18, 2014

Let's be honest. We all think Lorde is a little strange.

There's her stoic demeanour and eccentric on-stage dance moves. Then there are her anti-establishment and feminist opinions. All in all, there is something about this rising self-confessed "freak" that makes it a little harder to swallow.

Yet we sing Royals under our breaths and secretly respect the Kiwi's independence and maturity at just 17 years of age.

Besides, being a talented wiry-haired oddball has made her music's latest It girl - an award-winning one, no less. So maybe "weird" is not such a bad thing.

We lay out some facts about Lorde - or Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, if you please - that set her apart from pop's prototypical products.



Zits? Big deal.

Lorde has no issues with letting fans know that she is far from flawless by Instagramming a snap of her bare face dotted with acne cream.

She also disapproves of "Photoshopping" her imperfections away.

Last month, she compared two photos, one edited, one unedited, of herself performing at the Lollapalooza festival in Chile in a post on Twitter and captioned it: "i find this curious - two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok :-)"

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