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කොන්චිටා මිලියන 170 පමණ වන ලෝක වාසී පේ‍්‍රක්‍ෂකයින් අභියස ෆීනික්ස් කුරුල්ලෙකු සේ නැගී සිටියේය. මේ 21 ශතවර්ෂයේ අපූර්ව වූ පිබිදීම විය. මේ මානව විද්‍යාවේ තවත් අපූර්ව වූ කේන්ද්‍රීය ලක්‍ෂයකි.
ලෝකය ගැහැනිය ගේ සහ පිරිමියාගේ යන්න තව දුරටත් අදාළ නොවේදෙවියන් වන්සේ විසින් බැවීය යන දේව සංකල්පය අභියෝගයට ලක්වෙමින් ලොව මානව විද්‍යාවේ ගැහැනිය සහ පිරිමියා හැර වෙනත් මිනිස් ජීවිත මේ මිහිතලයේ සිටින බව මේ වනවිට ලෝකය තුළ අනාවරණය වී ඇත. මේ හෙළිදරව් වීම ගැහැනිය ට පිරිමියා සහ පිරිමියාට ගැහැනිය යන ලිංිගික නෛතිකය පවා වෙනස් කරන්නට සමත් වූ මානව සංහතියේ එක් අවස්ථාවක් බට පත්ව ඇත. ලේකය පුරා මෙතෙක් සැගව සිටි අනන්‍යතාව හොලි නොකර සිටි බොහෝ මිනිසුන් තම මානසික ගුහා වලින් පිටතට පැමිනෙමින් සිටඉන්දියාව තෙවන ලිංගිකත්වය මෑතකදී නීත්‍යානුකූලව පිලිගනු ලැබීය. ලෝකයේ ආගම් වාදීන් මූලධර්මවාදීන් මෙවැනි මනුෂ්‍ය ජීවිත සමාජ ගතවීම වෙව්ලූම් ඇති කරණ කාරනයක් වනවාට කිසිම සැකයක් නැත. මානව විද්‍යාව වෙන කවරදාටත් ්වඩා විශ්වාස කිරීමට නොහැකි අසීමිත ඉසව් කරා යමින් තිබේ. එක අතකින් තෙවැන්නෝ සමාජ ගත වෙද්දී කෘතිමව බිහිකරන මිනිසුන් සමාජ ගත කිරීමේ අත්හදාබැලීම් විද්‍යාඥයින් විසින් අවසන් කරමින් සිටිති. මේ අතර විශ්වයේ වෙනත් ජීවීන් සොයා විද්‍යාඥයින් තවත් පසෙකින් පර්යේෂණ ගවේශණය කරමින් සිටිත. .ඉදිරි ලෝකය තාක්‍ෂනය සමග කුමන ප‍්‍රවේශයක් වෙතට ගමන් කරණු ඇතිදැයි සිහිගන්වාගන්නටත් නොහැකි තරම්ය.

මේ ලිපිය මිරර් ආර්ට්ස් පරිවරතනයකට නොයා මේ ආකාරයෙන්ම පළ කරන්නේ එහි අඩංගු කරුණු ඒ ආකාරයෙන්ම කියවා ගැනීමට ඔබට ඉඩසළසමිනි.
The amazing transformation from male singer to bearded diva has turned Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst into a global superstar.

An audience of around 170million people across the world watched the Austrian triumph when she was awarded a staggering 290 points for her performance of Rise Like a Phoenix in Copenhagen on Saturday night.

Sporting a full beard and gold embellished fishtail gown, she took to the stage in front of a smokey backdrop, before giving a powerful performance of the song. Conchita Wurst, clutching the winner's trophy after triumphing at Eurovision Wearing high heels, a checked dress and handbag, Thomas Neuwirth would only dress up at his parents' house as a young boy Conchita Wurst, winner of this year's Eurovision Song Contest, left. This is after she transformed from being Thomas Neuwirth, right, who, as a young boy, would only dress up at his family home Thomas Neuwirth as a young boy dressing up in private at his parent's home in southern Austria. Years later he would go on win Eurovision as his alter ego Conchita Wurst Thomas Neuwirth as a young boy dressing up in private at his parent's home in southern Austria. Years later he would go on win Eurovision as his alter ego Conchita Wurst Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst later revealed 'It was only in the attic that I could be myself.'

Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst later revealed 'It was only in the attic that I could be myself.' And with the performance earning her a legion of new fans, experts are predicting she could stand to earn as much as £25million, becoming the biggest Eurovision winner since Abba, who triumphed in the 1974 competition.

But before transforming into alter-ego Conchita Wurst, the 25-year-old whose real name is Thomas Neuwirth, tried to find fame in a boyband called Jetzt Anders, which translates into English as ‘Now Different’.As a child her family home in the village of Bad Mitterndorf, southern Austria, was the only place she felt safe wearing a dress later revealing 'It was only in the attic that I could be myself.' Just days before the showpiece singing event, she returned home to show off a tattoo on her back of the woman who inspired her victory - her own mother.

Early pictures show Thomas clean shaven, without the beard that brought Conchita Wurst to worldwide attention. The boyband were put together by Austrian casting show, Starmania in 2007, where they reached the final. Before the beard: Tom aka Conchita Wurst used to be in Austrian boyband 'Jetzt Anders' Before the beard: Tom aka Conchita Wurst used to be in Austrian boyband 'Jetzt Anders' Tom, pictured on a video shoot with his former band before becoming Conchita, looking clean shaven Tom, pictured on a video shoot with his former band before becoming Conchita, looking clean shaven Jetzt Anders, meaning 'Now Different' came to fame on Austrian TV show Starmania Jetzt Anders, meaning 'Now Different' came to fame on Austrian TV show Starmania Thomas Neuwirth, pictured in Austria in 2006, tried to reach stardom with a boy band years before winning Eurovision Thomas Neuwirth, pictured in Austria in 2006, tried to reach stardom with a boy band years before winning Eurovision Cheers! Thomas Neuwirth enjoys a stein of beer in Austria in the days before he developed his alter ego, Conchita Wurst Cheers! Thomas Neuwirth enjoys a stein of beer in Austria in the days before he developed his alter ego, Conchita Wurst Fresh faced in 2006, Thomas Neuwirth is pictured as a beardless teenager having started his life in show business with the boy band Jetzt Anders Fresh faced in 2006, Thomas Neuwirth is pictured as a beardless teenager having started his life in show business with the boy band Jetzt Anders Thomas Neuwirth, before he became his alter-ego Conchita Wurst Thomas Neuwirth, before he became his alter-ego Conchita Wurst But Thomas returned to the show in 2011 transformed as Conchita Wurst complete with long hair, fluttering eyelashes and the now world-famous beard.

Conchita was then selected to represent Austria in this year’s Eurovision contest with her eventual victory sending Twitter into a frenzy, generating 5,384,678 tweets. Accepting the trophy, she said: ‘This is dedicated to everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom. We are unity.’

But her victory caused outrage with some with one hardline Russian politician, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, even told national TV stations that her win meant ‘the end of Europe’. He added: ‘They don’t have men and women any more. They have “it”. Transformed: Thomas Neuwirth, as his more well-known alter ego Conchita Wurst performing at Eurovision on Saturday Transformed: Thomas Neuwirth, as his more well-known alter ego Conchita Wurst performing at Eurovision on Saturday With hair platted and wearing a traditional Austrian clothing, Conchita Pictured is pictured at Amadeus Music Awards in Vienna in May 2012 With hair platted and wearing a traditional Austrian clothing, Conchita Pictured is pictured at Amadeus Music Awards in Vienna in May 2012 Sparkling: Eurovision song contest winner Tom Neuwirth in glittering green Sparkling: Eurovision song contest winner Tom Neuwirth in glittering green Eurovision song contest winner Tom Neuwirth pulled on a sparkling blue outfit for a performance at the Miss Candy event in Vienna in 2012 Eurovision song contest winner Tom Neuwirth pulled on a sparkling blue outfit for a performance at the Miss Candy event in Vienna in 2012 Bearded Austrian Conchita's winning performance ‘Fifty years ago the Soviet army occupied Austria. We made a mistake in freeing Austria. We should have stayed.’

Asked if she had anything to say to Russia’s president Vladimir Putin – who introduced a law banning ‘gay propaganda’ last year – she added: ‘I don’t know if he is watching this now, but if so, I’ll say it, “We’re unstoppable”.’In the run-up to Eurovision, a series of politicians from Russia and Belarus had called for their state television networks to boycott the competition and edit Miss Wurst from their transmissions. And hundreds of Russian men posted pictures on Twitter of themselves shaving off their beards in protest. However, Miss Wurst simply attracted even more supporters, including Nigella Lawson, who posted a picture of herself with a mock beard on Twitter, one of a number of such images of the celebrity cook which appeared online.

Domestic oddness: A fan's image of Nigella Lawson, who also tweeted a picture of herself with a beard Domestic oddness: A fan's image of Nigella Lawson, who also tweeted a picture of herself with a beard Two years before Eurovision glory, in January 2012, Conchita Wurst attended the Zuckerbackerball in Vienna Two years before Eurovision glory, in January 2012, Conchita Wurst attended the Zuckerbackerball in Vienna Perched on a bar stool, Conchita Wurst enjoys a cocktail at the Humanic Spring Summer Presentation in Vienna in January 2013 Perched on a bar stool, Conchita Wurst enjoys a cocktail at the Humanic Spring Summer Presentation in Vienna in January 2013 Conchita Wurst, pictured, dedicated her Eurovision trophy to 'everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom.'

On the stairway to heaven: Conchita Wurst, pictured at a presentation event in Vienna, could stand to earn as much as £25million, becoming the biggest Eurovision winner since Abba 
On the stairway to heaven: Conchita Wurst, pictured at a presentation event in Vienna, could stand to earn as much as £25million, becoming the biggest Eurovision winner since Abba Within Austria Miss Wurst is already a celebrity, having won second place on talent show The Big Chance in 2011. In another reality show she was filmed walking across the Namibian desert in high heels as she tried to live with native tribes.

The fashion graduate said that although Miss Wurst is ‘simply an artistic creation’, she behaves like a woman when she is dressed as her.She added: ‘It’s obvious for example that when I am Conchita, I use the female toilet, and when I am Tom, the male toilet. I can assure you it’s never a problem for women, they love it. Clasping a ship's wheel, Conchita Wurst pulls off a maritime look during the Otto Bikini Modenshau in Vienna in April 2012 Clasping a ship's wheel, Conchita Wurst pulls off a maritime look during the Otto Bikini Modenshau in Vienna in April 2012 Tom Neuwirth as the drag persona Conchita Wurst, stands arm-in-arm with another guest at the black tie Zuckerbackerball in Vienna in January this year Tom Neuwirth as the drag persona Conchita Wurst, stands arm-in-arm with another guest at the black tie Zuckerbackerball in Vienna in January this year In the run-up to Eurovision, Conchita Wurst was already becoming well known. She is pictured here in November 2011 at a Vienna club night called 'Be Loved' In the run-up to Eurovision, Conchita Wurst was already becoming well known. She is pictured here in November 2011 at a Vienna club night called 'Be Loved' Conchita Wurst, pictured at the 2012 Zuckerbackerball, has won millions of new fans ever since winning Eurovision Conchita Wurst, pictured at the 2012 Zuckerbackerball, has won millions of new fans ever since winning Eurovision ‘I walk through the door and will happily ask, for example, “Hey ladies, does anybody have any lip gloss?” When not dressed as Conchita I am a man, and a lazy one at that.’

Many used the Eurovision final in Copenhagen to protest against Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine. Every time its teenage twins Anastasia and Maria Tolmachevy got votes, many in the 10,000-strong audience booed.

Just a year ago, Conchita took to the pink carpet at the glamorous Lifeball charity event in the Austrian capital Vienna Just a year ago, Conchita took to the pink carpet at the glamorous Lifeball charity event in the Austrian capital Vienna Conchita Wurst pictured at another glamorous event, this time at the Opernball in Vienna on Valentines Day in 2012 Conchita Wurst pictured at another glamorous event, this time at the Opernball in Vienna on Valentines Day in 2012 Within Austria Miss Wurst, pictured here in 2012, is already a celebrity, having won second place on talent show The Big Chance in 2011 Within Austria Miss Wurst, pictured here in 2012, is already a celebrity, having won second place on talent show The Big Chance in 2011 The Fashion graduate, pictured at the Humanic Spring Summer Presentation in 2013, says said that although Miss Wurst is 'simply an artistic creation', she behaves like a woman when she is dressed as her The Fashion graduate, pictured at the Humanic Spring Summer Presentation in 2013, says said that although Miss Wurst is 'simply an artistic creation', she behaves like a woman when she is dressed as her More jeers followed when Russia gave its top points to Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus, which are all former Soviet republics.

The furore overshadowed UK entry Molly Smitten-Downes, who had been expected to do well. TV AUDIENCE OF 8.8 MILLION TUNED IN ACROSS UK FOR CONCHITA'S WIN The Eurovision Song Contest drew its biggest audience for three years as viewers tuned in to see 'bearded lady' Conchita Wurst take the title for Austria, while UK had disappointment once again.

BBC1's coverage of the show drew an average audience of 8.8 million and at its peak had 10.5 million - more than half of all viewers - as the show neared its climax, according to overnight figures.It marked the second highest Eurovision performance in a decade, beaten only by 2011's competition which drew around 9.5 million on average and whose entries included boy band Blue for the UK and Jedward representing Ireland.On Saturday night viewers saw the UK's Molly Smitten-Downes finish in a lowly 17th place out of 26 entrants with her song Children Of The Universe.The audience was up more than a million compared with the average of 7.7 million for 2013, which was itself marginally up on the 7.5 million in 2012.The Austrian winner, a drag act whose real name is Tom Neuwirth, said after securing victory: 'This award is dedicated to everybody who believes in a world of peace and freedom.'The 27-year-old managed only 17th place after performing her single Children Of The Universe after all of the other acts.The last UK act to triumph in Eurovision was Katrina And The Waves with Love Shine A Light in 1997. But Austria’s victory could be a good omen – the last time the country won Eurovision, in 1966, England won the World Cup... Conchita Wurst pictured in a figure-hugging blue outfit at the Miss Candy event in Vienna in 2012 Conchita Wurst pictured in a figure-hugging blue outfit at the Miss Candy event in Vienna in 2012 Conchita Wurst pictured dressed in brown at the Diversity Ball in Vienna in April 2012, as she was emerging as a star in Austria Conchita Wurst pictured dressed in brown at the Diversity Ball in Vienna in April 2012, as she was emerging as a star in Austria Destined for stardom: In the years before her Eurovision glory, Conchita Wurst appeared in a reality show where she was filmed walking across the Namibian desert in high heels as she tried to live with native tribes Destined for stardom: In the years before her Eurovision glory, Conchita Wurst appeared in a reality show where she was filmed walking across the Namibian desert in high heels as she tried to live with native tribes  Conchita Wurst, pictured in 2012, says she uses the female toilets when she is in character adding: 'I can assure you it¿s never a problem for women, they love it.'

Conchita Wurst, pictured in 2012, says she uses the female toilets when she is in character adding: 'I can assure you it¿s never a problem for women, they love it.'In the past, the 25-year-old, pictured on a park bench in Vienna in 2012, tried to find fame in a boyband called Jetzt Anders, which translates into English as Now Different' In the past, the 25-year-old, pictured on a park bench in Vienna in 2012, tried to find fame in a boyband called Jetzt Anders, which translates into English as Now Different' 'She is the most important person in my life': Conchita Wurst has tattoo inked on her back of the woman who inspired her to go for Eurovision glory - her own mother Austrian Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has had a tattoo of the woman who inspired her to go for Eurovision fame - her mother Helga.

Conchita, real name Tom Neuwirth, 25, grew up in a small Austrian village of Bad Mitterndorf in the southern province of Styria, and revealed that being gay in a small village had been tough - but that her mother had always supported her.Mum Helga, 52, said: 'As a mother you want the best for your child, I am so happy she is accepted now. Conchita Wurst shows off the tattoo she had inked on her back of her mother - the woman who inspired her to Eurovision glory Conchita Wurst shows off the tattoo she had inked on her back of her mother - the woman who inspired her to Eurovision glory Austrian Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has had a tattoo of the woman who inspired her to go for Eurovision fame - her mother Helga Neuwith, pictured Austrian Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has had a tattoo of the woman who inspired her to go for Eurovision fame - her mother Helga Neuwith, pictured 'It was a hard time, especially after Tom had come out that he was gay, when I'd go into the village. People here hadn't accepted that this was the way it was.'

Conchita said: 'It was shortly before my 18th birthday when I came out and admitted that I was gay. If you are prepared to admit to others and to yourself who you really are, then you can have a fantastic life. Of course, you need to have a thick skin to get through it all.From the age of 14, she went to the fashion school in the city of Graz, and around that time had also taken up singing.Conchita Wurst grimaces as the final touches are added to the tattoo of her mother, Helga. The 25-year-old has revealed she wanted to go through the pain to honour the suffering her mother felt during childbirth Conchita Wurst grimaces as the final touches are added to the tattoo of her mother, Helga. The 25-year-old has revealed she wanted to go through the pain to honour the suffering her mother felt during childbirth Home sweet home: Conchita Wurst pictured with her mother Helga and Siegfried Neuwirth in southern Austria Home sweet home: Conchita Wurst pictured with her mother Helga and Siegfried Neuwirth in southern Austria Mum Helga said: 'A few days before Eurovision Conchita made a surprise visit. We wished her well and she got a great reception from the villagers.'

Conchita said: 'I was really nervous, but they were as well. I went to see them, and I had a present for my mum - I had had a tattoo of her put on my back.'She's not the biggest fan of tattoos. I did not even know if she'd recognise herself but she did. I told her it was four hours of pain, and asked how long it took before I was born.Having revealed that he was gay just before his 18th birthday, Tom Neuwirth found it 'tough' living in the Austrian village of Bad Mitterndorf. But times have changed having hit stardom as Conchita Wurst. Her mother Helga has revealed she is 'so happy' the 25-year-old is now accepted Having revealed that he was gay just before his 18th birthday, Tom Neuwirth found it 'tough' living in the Austrian village of Bad Mitterndorf. But times have changed having hit stardom as Conchita Wurst. Her mother Helga has revealed she is 'so happy' the 25-year-old is now accepted 'She said she couldn't remember, but my dad said it was from 5am until 5pm. I guess that means mum won.

'I wanted to show her, she suffered because of me, maybe I can do a bit of suffering to honour her as well.'I also did it because she's the most important person in my life. A mum is a mum, no-one can replace her.'UK's Molly never had a chance. She's got all her marbles By Sarah Vine Poor, sweet Molly. She never stood a chance. You would have thought a pretty blonde in gladiator sandals and a Queen of Egypt mini-dress roaring out an anthem about the, like, total awesomeness of the world, would have been a shoo-in for a singing contest as extravagantly over-the-top as Eurovision. But no. As became rapidly apparent on Saturday night, Britain’s entry Molly Smitten-Downes might as well have been a vicar interrupting a demonic orgy to enquire whether anyone would like another cup of tea.

Molly's most obvious slip-up was that she had no beard. Not a single hair on her chinny-chin-chin Molly's most obvious slip-up was that she had no beard. Not a single hair on her chinny-chin-chin Compared with the vast majority of the other acts, she was clearly rather too in possession of her marbles to get even near the top ten.

Sanity aside, Molly’s most obvious slip-up was that she had no beard. Not a single hair on her chinny-chin-chin, not even a hint of it.It all seems so clear in hindsight. Of course the bearded transvestite from Austria was going to win! It’s Eurovision! The whole point is to take a novelty act to your heart. Just remember the Russian grannies from 2012? The Buranovskiye Babushki (combined age 408) came second.

Things felt even more surreal for me as I was mid-way through a detox so I watched the whole show stone-cold sober. Britain's entry Molly Smitten-Downes might as well have been a vicar interrupting a demonic orgy to enquire whether anyone would like another cup of tea Britain's entry Molly Smitten-Downes might as well have been a vicar interrupting a demonic orgy to enquire whether anyone would like another cup of tea For this, the most loony Eurovision yet, was fathomable only with plenty of alcohol. Even Graham Norton declared ‘I want my wine!’ at one point. You and me both, Graham.

Poland gave us two busty milkmaids communing erotically with their milk churns. Russia offered us two spooky 17-year-old twins with their ponytails twisted together like some horrible, hirsute umbilical cord. We were treated to rock flutes, histrionic Italian women and a man trapped in a hamster wheel.

But as I watched bearded Conchita Wurst fight back her tears as her name rose up the scoreboard, I found my spirits rose with her. Compared with the vast majority of the other acts, she was clearly rather too in possession of her marbles to get even near the top ten Compared with the vast majority of the other acts, she was clearly rather too in possession of her marbles to get even near the top ten For Eurovision is not a song contest. It’s not really about music at all.

It’s about who we are. And right now, in 2014, it seems what really unites Europe is a bearded transvestite songstress with a supermodel figure and one hell of a voice. Wurst, known to her parents as Thomas Neuwirth, has achieved what generations of politicians have never managed to do: Get Europe to agree about something. And that something is this.

That this group of dissonant lands is, despite many differences, broadly a tolerant society that’s not going to let prejudice get in the way of a damn fine tune. The only dampener on the evening was Russia. Russia, led by a notorious homophobe. What better way to say ‘we don’t like your sort around here’ than crowning this most gentle of drag queens winner?

Forget the protesters at the Sochi Olympics, forget the referendum in the Ukraine: Sunday night was an anti-Putin vote – on a pan-continental scale. Wurst was, somewhat iron-ically, the very model of ladylike graciousness. Every time Austria got another 12, she clasped her hands in gratitude and fluttered her extravagant falsies.

There was something simultaneously gentle and strong about her, an impression no doubt aided by the contrast between her luxuriant beard – so masculine and extravagant – and her trembling hands, so delicate and beautifully manicured.When the crazy lollipop-head lady presenter from Denmark, who appeared to be dressed as a dolly you pop over a loo roll, dragged Wurst to the sofa to be interviewed, she was humble and grateful.A worthy winner, in this the most peculiar of Eurovisions

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