In 2014, a brunette Conchita Wurst gave Austria its second-ever Eurovision win. Four years on, the Viennese diva has revealed a bold new look. Conchita unveiled her new blonde hair on the red carpet of the Life Ball 2018.
Conchita — who is a regular attendee of the Life Ball — debuted her new look upon arriving at the recent charity event in Vienna. Her wavy brunette locks had been replaced with a dramatic blonde style.
Conchita’s hair had been styled into a bowl cut at the front, with a longer mullet-inspired tail at the back. Of course, as Conchita wears a wig, all this could be gone in the morning.
More permanent, however, was Conchita’s beard. Her trademark facial hair had been bleached to match her new do.
The end result was a bold new look, unlike anything we’ve seen from Conchita before.
The “Rise Like a Phoenix” singer continued her androgynous aesthetic of recent years by wearing an elegant white sparkling pants suit.
Alive with the Sound of Music
At the event, Conchita’s new blonde look was put to work.
The theme of the Life Ball 2018 was a homage to the iconic musical The Sound of Music. Conchita took on the role of the Austrian nun Maria von Trapp. Conchita switched to a short blonde wig, similar to Julie Andrew’s hair in the film of the musical and wore lavish costumes inspired by the movie.
She was joined by other Austrian Eurovision alums. Zoe (2016) played the role of Louisa von Trapp, while Nathan Trent (2017) played brother Kurt. Together they delivered an updated take on the classic theme of the musical, as well as other songs.
The Life Ball is an annual gala and one of the largest charity events in the world. The glamorous celebrity-studded evening supports people living with HIV and Aids.
It’s a cause that is particularly close to Conchita. As well as being a long-term supporter of the Life Ball, earlier this year Conchita shared with fans that she has been HIV-positive for many years. The singer was supported and praised by fans for her bravery, honesty and courage.
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