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Conchita Wurst What It Feels Like for a Girl

In her most revealing interview yet, Eurovision star Conchita speaks out about teen bullying, drag dreams and the Hollywood hunks she wants to date
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It’s been a frenzied few weeks for this drag queen from Austria. In the time it would take the rest of us to make a cuppa, Conchita Wurst had captured the hearts, minds and votes of a continent. Her Bondstyle belter, Rise Like a Phoenix, bagged a winning 290 points, and has since charted everywhere from Sweden to – in a somewhat unlikely outcome – Russia.

But just a few short months ago, this small-town drag act couldn’t have been any further from a pop idol. A potent mix of Russian politicians and Twitter trolls saw her ridiculed; accused of turning the show into a “hotbed of sodomy” – which would itself be a great band name.

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The world's biggest dragazine is back – with more queens than ever before! There's an exclusive interview with our cover girl, Alaska, as well as ALL 14 queens from season six of RuPaul's Drag Race, including Adore Delano, Courtney Act and Bianca Del Rio. Elsewhere, legendary film maker John Waters talks about his friend and star, drag legend Divine. We go on set with The Supreme Fabulettes, catch up with Conchita and talk farewell tours with Dame Edna Everage. Plus: RuPaul looks back on her classic Christmas drag album, Ho, Ho, Ho, Willam looks to the future and we have an exclusive chat with Drag Race UK Ambassador, The Vivienne. Have a Shady Christmas!
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