Wednesday 20 June 2018

Wurst is the best!

, May 11, 2014

Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst poses with her Eurovision trophy after a news conference in Vienna on May 11. Wurst, popularly known as "the bearded lady," won the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with the James Bond-theme-like ballad "Rise Like a Phoenix", before a global TV audience of about 180 million people in 45 countries. Wurst, sporting high heels, butterfly eyelashes and a full beard, topped the Netherlands' modern-country duo the Common Linnets. "For me, my dream came true," Wurst, 25, whose birth name is Tom Neuwirth. - Reuters/Leonhard Foeger

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