Conchita Wurst is a bearded transvestite competing for Austria at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. Behind the dress is Mr Tom Neuwirth who uses Conchita as an alter ego. A Facebook page against the choice of Conchita currently has around 40,000 fans but Mr Neuwirth has questioned the use of their energy fighting such a cause.
‘I am sure that in your local area there are also people who are different. I continue to fight AGAINST discrimination and FOR tolerance, for I am convinced that in the 21st Century EVERY person has the right to live as they want, as long as no one else is injured or their freedom is limited in any way. And as far as I know I did not hurt anyone.’
The other thing to note is his/her singing voice isn’t half bad.
Update: Congrats to Conchita for winning the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.