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Conchita Wurst looks completely unrecognisable after a dramatic makeover

The Eurovision winner has debuted a striking new look.

By Will Stroude

With her signature Kardashian-esque locks and perfectly-kempt beard, Conchita Wurst has become one of the world’s most recognisable drag queens since winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014.

However, you’d have been hard-pressed to recognise the ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’ singer when she stepped out at the Life Ball charity event in Vienna this week with a dramatic new look.

It looks like Conchita, 29, is channeling her inner Julie Andrews at the moment with a blonde cropped haircut and bleached beard to match.

If there’s one thing we love, it’s a versatile queen. 


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Conchita’s striking new look comes just weeks after the Austrian star publicly revealed that she is HIV-positive, after an abusive ex-boyfriend threatened to tell the world about her status.

“I will not give anyone the right to frighten me and influence my life in the future,” Conchita – real name Tom Neutwirth – wrote on Instagram at that time.

She added: “I hope to build up courage and take another step against the stigmatization of people who have become infected by HIV.”


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Feeling myself 😅 what a night 🙌 #theunstoppables

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Relive Conchita’s Eurovision-winning performance of ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’ below: