Why Conchita Wurst Has a Beard

Austrian Eurovision Song Contest 2014 winner Conchita Wurst, drag ego of Thomas Neuwirth, recently appeared on The Graham Norton show in England alongside Kirsten Dunst, Dawn French and Bear Grylls to discuss her performance of “Rise Like a Phoenix,” her newfound fans (among them, Cher and Elton John and David Furnish – who had flowers sent to her dressing room), and most importantly: why she rocks a beard.

Graham Norton:

Even here in Britain, people are a bit if not freaked out, they’re kind of confused by the beard. Why do you think the beard is such a big deal?

Conchita Wurst:

I know it is something you don’t see everyday, but I created this bearded lady just to show everybody that you, it’s so cheesy, but you just get one life and you better make it fabulous, and that’s just my own truth. I feel this stage persona and I felt more comfortable on stage.

I’m a member of the gay community and our stories are similar, being a teenager in this small village wasn’t the funnest thing on earth. Over the years, I tried to fit in. I changed myself in every way you can imagine. I just wanted to be part of the game. Then I realized well, I create the game.

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Nicki Minaj Hears Voices, Was Shocked By Madonna

With her multiple rap personas (Roman the gay boy?) it’s no big revelation that Nicki Minaj hears voices. Really we all do, it’s called thinking. Maybe it took her by surprise. I love Nicki Minaj as a pop artist but she’s no Bill Gates. She doesn’t need to be.

Minaj told Graham Norton on his show that she deleted her Twitter account because of a vile whispering schizo in her ear, like those little ankle-cutters from Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark:

“A voice in my head told me to delete my Twitter and that’s what I did….I hope they’ll wait for me, I know they will.” On the topic of the Madonna Super Bowl face-rape Nicki explained that she was very put off.  Continue reading “Nicki Minaj Hears Voices, Was Shocked By Madonna”