Conchita at Israeli Gay Pride parade

Austrian drag singer Conchita Wurst, winner of the 2014 Eurovision song contest, will be guest of honor in Tel Aviv on June 12.

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Austrian drag singer Conchita Wurst will be guest of honor at the Gay Pride parade in Tel Aviv on June 12, Yediot Ahronot reported.

Wurst, real name Thomas Neuwirth, is the well-known ‘bearded woman,’ who won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. She was meant to attend the Israeli event after that event, but cancelled at the last moment.

The bearded Wurst, who admitted that she was inspired by Dana International‘s Eurovision win in 1998, performed with the Israeli transgender artist two months ago in London at a festive event marking the European song contest’s 60th anniversary.

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