With her fearless attitude and 5-foot-tall, size 28 figure, Beth Ditto is a unique addition to the pop music scene. As the lead singer of indie rock band, Gossip, the Arkansas-born artist has broken boundaries because of her sound, her sexual orientation (Ditto is openly gay), and her outer shell. "I'm the only one there who looks like me," the 30-year-old told
The Times of London in 2009. "Everyone else just looks the same, so think about the joy of that." That individuality has helped Ditto become a New Age icon—modeling for Jean-Paul Gaultier in Paris and posing nude on the cover of Love magazine. As far as her personal definition of beauty, Ditto told
BlackBook, "Context is everything. Kate Moss is beautiful. Whoopi Goldberg is beautiful. It's just like art—different things are beautiful for different reasons, in different situations, and in different times… That's what makes beauty for me—it all depends on context."