Following Lady Gaga's beautiful, vulnerable performance at the Oscars, the singer took yet another risk this week—though this time her biggest worry was likely frostbite. On Sunday Gaga and her fiance, Taylor Kinney, participated in the 16th annual Chicago Polar Plunge in Lake Michigan, a charity event that raises money for the local chapter of the Special Olympics.
It marked the second year in a row that the couple participated in the annual dip and several of Kinney's Chicago Fire co-stars as well as 6,000 others took part. And luckily for the "Til It Happens to You" singer and the crowd, they had a rather mild winter day for Chicago, with sunlight and temperatures around 40 degrees by mid-morning.
"We love the city of Chicago and the Polar Plunge for The Special Olympics," the singer wrote on Instagram alongside a photo from the event. "These men and women are brave and powerful. Me and Taylor love getting cold in your honor every year." Kinney, just as he did last year, sweetly carried his fiance into the water.
The event raised about $1.5 million, a Special Olympics Chicago spokeswoman told the Chicago Tribune.