Jackson Maine is a celebrated musician who regularly performs at sold-out concerts. He is an alcoholic, but has been able to keep this vice away from the prying eyes of the public. Ally is a young waitress who works with her friend, Ramon. She also moonlights as a singer at a drag bar, showcasing a remarkable songwriting talent. One night, Jackson pays a visit to the drag bar so he may witness Ally’s singing firsthand. Impressed with her talent, they share a drink. Ally reveals she has never considered pursuing a professional career due to being told she has a big nose. Shocked at this revelation, Jackson asks Ally to come to his show. Though hesitant at first, she does take him up on his offer whereupon Ramon convinces her to go out and sing on stage.