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Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney Jumped in Cold Water for the Greater Good

16th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge
Extreme Celebrity Charity would be a cool reality show, to be honest.

In what was not some sort of American Horror Story birth and renewal ritual, Lady Gaga and her fiancé Taylor Kinney took a dive into Lake Michigan today to raise money for Special Olympics Chicago. This is the second year Gaga has joined in the event. She was joined by Al Roker, and the rest of Kinney’s castmates on Chicago Fire, as well as their equally suspiciously good-looking counterparts on Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med. According to the Chicago Tribune, Gaga and the about 6000 other participants raised $1.5 million for the charity.

Photo: Tasos Katopodis/2016 Getty Images

“You gotta feel pain to feel empathy,” Lady Gaga told the Tribune.

Photo: Tasos Katopodis/2016 Getty Images

Stars, they’re just like us — only much colder.

Here is a video of Lady Gaga and Al Roker making small talk before the event. It is very awkward.

Have a nice day.

Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney Do the Polar Plunge