Conchita Wurst Rocks Beard On Golden Globes Red Carpet
Conchita Wurst, the 2014 winner of Eurovision, turned heads on the red carpet of the Golden Globes, wearing a tight, formfitting dress and a trimmed beard.
Conchita Wurst Attends 2015 Golden Globes
Wurst, known as the Austrian drag queen who took home the crown at the Eurovision talent competition with her anthem, “Rise Like A Phoenix,” rocked her signature look on the red carpet Sunday night.
Wurst, born Thomas Neuwirth, challenged European standards of beauty and gender identity with her performance style and bearded look.
“This is dedicated to everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom. We are unity, and we are unstoppable,” Wurst said when she received her award.
Wurst kept fans up to date with her trip to LA to attend the Golden Globes on Twitter, and posted a heartfelt message about freedom of expression before making her appearance on the red carpet.
“The Golden Globes are an event that brings the glamour of Hollywood into living rooms across the planet. But let’s not forget that events like this are also a strong showcase of the diversity and seriousness in entertainment as an art form,” Wurst wrote.
Wurst also mentioned the recent terror attacks in Paris, adding, “Recent events in Europe have shown that freedom of speech is under attack. Let’s unite and keep on with our unstoppable fight for peace and freedom – and freedom of expression!”
— Conchita Wurst (@ConchitaWurst) January 11, 2015
Before attending the awards show, Wurst told reporters that she was hoping to meet Kathy Griffin at the Golden Globes, and maybe even land a mention on E!’s Fashion Police.