Conchita Wurst walked on the red carpet last night as the ‘bearded lady’ that everyone is talking about. While the gowns people wear are usually the topic at celebrity events, it appears to be changing, according to E! Online. Conchita Wurst, 26, made heads turn with her facial hair, which some people think is a new type of fashion for women.
“Always try to see behind the curtain,” she tweeted Sunday morning. “The Golden Globes are an event that brings the glamour of Hollywood into living rooms across the planet. But let’s not forget the events like this are also a strong showcase of the diversity and seriousness in entertainment as an art form.”
Conchita Wurst used the red carpet to make a statement about her beard. The dress she wore was absolutely gorgeous, but our eyes went straight to her face, according to USA Today. A lot of men appeared to be in shock when they saw what was above that dress.
“Recent events in Europe have shown that freedom is speech is under attack. Let’s unite and keep on with our unstoppable fight for peace and freedom-and freedom of expression,” she said.
As it turns out, she is a successful Austrian singer and artist who has over 870,000 fans on Facebook, and Conchita Wurst wanted to walk the red carpet.
“I appreciate what she’s trying to do, but it just doesn’t look right,” one person at the event said.
The singer’s real name is Thomas “Tom” Neuwirth, who appears to be a transgender. While he born in Gmunden, Austria, he moved to Graz to do his Matura with a focus on fashion, before embarking on a singing career through the 2007 casting show Starmania. He subsequently became a founding member of the short-lived boy band Jetzt Anders.
In 2011, Tom Neuwirth changed his name to become a female character noted for her beard. He came second in the Austrian pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. Tom was selected to represent Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, where she proved victorious.
Conchita Wurst walked the red carpet and made a big statement, notes Softpedia News. Wurst has often courted controversy, being condemned by social conservatives and right-wingers who saw her performance as a promotion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights. Conversely, it brought her international attention and established her as a prominent gay icon, resulting in invitations to perform at various pride parades, the European Parliament and the United Nations Office in Vienna, Austria’s capital.