How appropriate that at Vienna’s annual Life Ball over the weekend, Conchita Wurst was serving it all to us. Life, that is, on a big silver platter.
Since winning the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2014, Wurst has become a very recognizable presence, giving us this:
But at the ball, which is the biggest charity event in Europe supporting people with HIV or AIDS, Conchita did a style 180? 240? 360?
We’re not sure exactly how many degrees of fabulous this is, but it’s up there:
The look was so good it demanded multiple posts:
#lifeball2018 @mrmartinz the king of colours – he did it in TWO steps ? @eduvongomes … I mean…. ? @thomaskirchgrabner – you are a genius your are an artist @jpheg – thank you for making it all happen and for dressing me in this badass aftershow look – thanks to @mad.duck.designs and @drmartensofficial @andrekarsai – thank you for having the worst job of the evening and being so so so brilliant at not punching me in the face ???? (I’m so sorry ?) @reginareisinger and René for weeks and weeks of coordinating rehearsals, recordings, life and concerts ? thank you for being my brain ? @giorgiomadia ???? I’m so sorry that we had to boycott you ???? ‘we skip the vail!’ ??? you are incredible ?? Alessandra – your review ? @valentingambino – grazie, merci ? @limea76 – for you, nothing is impossible ? Thank you to the @orf team – thank you for a beautiful editing! Thank you to all the artists ? dancers (to ‚my girls‘: you are incredible) celebrities (starstruck ???) technicians – thank you so much for making the whole thing even possible ?? sound team & @danriderofficial (wo is da Dan? ?) light – at the high note of The Sound of Music – killed me ??? the @lifeball_official Team – each an everyone a superhero ????????? @markusfreistaetter – what a pro you are ? @die_macherei – superwoman ??? @missymayofficial – celine ? #memories @rosemayalaba – listen ? ??u @verena_altenberger – i‘m in awe with you @zoestraub – what a talent what a beauty ?? @nathantrentmusic – your voice ?? Herbert – it was an honour ? @gerykeszler – i told you… legendary ???
Just a few weeks ago, Wurst publicly acknowledged that she is HIV-positive after an ex threatened to out her.
“I will not give anyone the right to frighten me and influence my life in the future,” she wrote.
“I hope to build up courage and take another step against the stigmatization of people who have become infected by HIV.”