What do you get from your government after winning Eurovision? Well, in the case of Marija Serifovic—nothing!
Marija, who won Eurovision 2007, recently sounded off on Twitter after learning that Conchita Wurst received 2.5 million euros from Austria as a congratulations. Serbia only gave her a box of chocolate. Calm down, gurl: maybe it was Lindt chocolate!
“Conchita got 2.5 million euros from her country! I (got) a chocolate box! So why not jump off the balcony on my head? Phew! ”
Other stars have followed suit and revealed the gifts they received. Emilija Kokic, lead singer of the group Riva, who won Eurovision in 1989 for Yugoslavia, said they were gifted with wall clocks and wrist watches.
“I think I’ll go for Austria next time,” Emilija told 24sata.
Should governments lavish their victors with cash money honey? Should Serbia give Marija a (belated) envelope stuffed with euros? Let us know in the comments below!