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Conchita Wurst

Renowned for winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, the Austrian drag queen performer often only uses the stage name Conchita, a female character noted for her beard.

Austrian singer Conchita Wurst, born Thomas Neuwirth, became one of the world's most famous drag queens when he/she won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Rise Like a Phoenix" in 2014. Wurst uses male pronouns when referring to himself, but female pronouns to describe Conchita. In 2018, he/she received a lot of attention for admitting to having been infected with HIV for years.