Conchita Wurst, the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, has claimed that everything has changed in the two months following her win in Copenhagen last May.
The Austrian singer spoke to Eurovision.tv and described the impact the contest has had on her life since Rise like a Phoenix took the leader board by storm.
Everything changed, obviously for the better. I always wanted my life to be like that, and I think I prepared myself to do what I do now.
Before Eurovision, I always dreamed that I’d have contact with Elton John or that Cher knows who I am, and after winning Eurovision suddenly they do know who I am.
Anything can happen now, and it feels so good.
You can see the full interview with Eurovision.tv below.
Conchita has also been speaking to the British newspaper, The Guardian, about her victory in the contest and her newfound role model/icon status within the gay community.
It’s just unbelievable that nearly every gay human being knows who I am now – that’s overwhelming.
I’m not perfect, I just do what I think is right. So if I can’t fulfil people’s expectations, I’m sorry, but it’s not my fault. I never said that I will change the world. I try to, you know?
Austria’s win at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 was the country’s second win since they began participating back in 1957. Their previous win came in 1966 when Udo Jurgens won the contest with his entry Merci, chéri.