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Chart-topping pop superstar, fashion muse, and gay icon Lady Gaga can add savior of British crops to her lengthy resume. Nigel Britten, who is the assistant manager at Whelan Farm, near Warlingham, Surrey, England, tells the Daily Mail, he was inspired to create the Gaga effigy when he and his fiancee watched the Brit Awards February 16 and were frightened by the white wedding cake-like costume the singer wore on the red carpet before the event.
Britten says, "My fiancee, Marti, joked that I should make a scarecrow which looked like her. I laughed and then it occurred to me it was actually a very good idea."
So far the seven-foot-tall scarecrow is keeping the pigeons away from the farm's wheat crops. "I know it's not a traditional scarecrow," Britten adds, "but I suppose we have to move with the times. I don't know whether it's the dress or the hair but the birds daren't approach the field anymore."