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CANNES WATCH: Wurst on newfound fame

Conchita Wurst: CANNES WATCH: Wurst on newfound fame © The Associated Press CANNES WATCH: Wurst on newfound fame

CANNES, France (AP) — Conchita Wurst, the Austrian bearded drag queen who won the Eurovision Song Contest earlier this month, is enjoying her newfound fame.

"I love this. This is the life I always wanted. So it feels really great," Wurst said, dressed in a sparkling blue evening gown at the amfAR dinner against Aids at Antibes.

Wurst — the alter ego of 25-year-old Thomas Neuwirth — said she's hoping to go even further in the music business after years of appearing on television in two reality shows and another talent show in 2011.

"I've not been invited to the World Music Awards although I'd love to. Maybe next year," she said.

"I want to record an album and I have to make more music," she said.

— Thomas Adamson —

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