Conchita Wurst reveals how winning Eurovision changed her life

Conchita Wurst reveals how successful Eurovision modified her life

EXCLUSIVE: Conchita Wurst reveals how successful Eurovision modified her life and helped ‘so many queer folks’ discover acceptance

Conchita Wurst has reveled how her Eurovision win paved the way in which for folks all all over the world similar to her. 

Speaking at a Booking.com occasion on Saturday, the Austrian singer, who received the competition in 2014, says her victory ‘pressured’ a worldwide dialog about gender.  

‘I form of really feel that they have been pressured, particularly in Austria, that they had to consider what’s masculine and what’s female. Whether they wished to consider it or not. And this really got here to an acceptance,’ the 33-year-old mentioned. 

Spotlight: Conchita Wurst has reveled how her Eurovision win paved the way for people all around the world just like her. Pictured performing at a Booking.com event on Saturday

Spotlight: Conchita Wurst has reveled how her Eurovision win paved the way in which for folks all all over the world similar to her. Pictured acting at a Booking.com occasion on Saturday

‘Back then in 2014, there have been so many queer folks moving into the mainstream, with Ru Paul’s Drag Race, with Laverne Cox, and Caitlyn Jenner, although we cancelled her,’ she added with fun. 

‘My successful was actually impactful and reworked into what it’s at the moment – the youth at the moment are so assured. I get insecure after I discuss to an 18-year-old! And I like it. I like that form of progress.’

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Conchita additionally touched on how hovering to worldwide success affected her personally.  

Talking: Speaking at a Booking.com event on Saturday, the Austrian singer, who won the contest in 2014, says her victory 'forced' a global conversation about gender

Talking: Speaking at a Booking.com occasion on Saturday, the Austrian singer, who received the competition in 2014, says her victory ‘pressured’ a worldwide dialog about gender

'I kind of feel that they were forced, especially in Austria, they had to think about what is masculine and what is feminine. And this truly came to an acceptance,' the 33-year-old said

‘I form of really feel that they have been pressured, particularly in Austria, that they had to consider what’s masculine and what’s female. And this really got here to an acceptance,’ the 33-year-old mentioned

'My winning was really impactful and transformed into what it is today - the youth today are so confident, and I love that kind of progress' she added

‘My successful was actually impactful and reworked into what it’s at the moment – the youth at the moment are so assured, and I like that form of progress’ she added

‘My life utterly modified. Suddenly you will have folks listening to you. You end up at a desk the place you have been by no means invited,’ she mentioned. 

‘My profession music clever, I labored with so many fantastic folks. That is one thing I really treasure and I’m very grateful. Once you’re member of the Eurovision household, they by no means let go of you.’  

Conchita, the drag queen alter-ego of singer Thomas Neuwirth, soared to fame after successful the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. 

Winner: Conchita, the drag queen alter-ego of singer Thomas Neuwirth, soared to fame after winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 (pictured)

Winner: Conchita, the drag queen alter-ego of singer Thomas Neuwirth, soared to fame after successful the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 (pictured) 

The music star gained world recognition together with her epic win on the music contest in Copenhagen together with her music Rise Like A Phoenix.

The success marked Austria’s first victory within the present since 1966.

Despite successful in full drag as Conchita, in 2017 the performer advised Germany’s Die Welt: ‘I really feel like I wish to create a brand new persona… with the bearded woman, I’ve achieved every little thing I wished for the reason that Song Contest victory.

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‘I query myself greater than ever today, searching for what I can do nicely. I’m searching for myself, and Tom rebels. I do not want her anymore… I’ve to kill her.’

Hit: The music star gained global recognition with her epic win at the song contest in Copenhagen with her song Rise Like A Phoenix. Pictured in 2022

Hit: The music star gained world recognition together with her epic win on the music contest in Copenhagen together with her music Rise Like A Phoenix. Pictured in 2022

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