The film was by German photographer Ellen von Unwerth, and it showed Conchita as ‘Adele Bloch-Bauer I’ posing against a golden backdrop. Conchita being carried by Jean Paul Gaultier and Gery Keszler (well, she does weigh the same as a small Thai girl). Conchita in a myriad of seductive, charming and funny poses.
And while I thought the film was gorgeous, and she was beautiful, something else from it struck me. Something that was showcased even more in a second video I saw a few hours later. This one from Seitenblicke, and a short report from behind the scenes at the photo shoot itself.
That something was the feeling I always get when I see Conchita Wurst. A feeling of just how beautifully behaved she is at all times. How good-natured she is. How courteous, and civil, and gracious, and warm, and always how happy she seems to be just where she is.
And I think how this personality she has will always serve her in good stead as long as she manages to keep it. Because as much as the Justin Biebers and Miley Cyrus’ of the world make the headlines because of their idiocy and bad behavior, the artists others admire and want to work with are those like Conchita Wurst.
The ones who show up, do their jobs, are always kind and polite — to everybody, and not just to those they feel can help them in their careers — and who are, overall, professional.
Conchita Wurst has a personality that will ensure she is always the person others want to work with, and always the person others want to help get ahead. Simply because she is so incredibly likeable.
And because she might already be a diva, but she’s never going to act like one.
And when you have that kind of lovely personality, you’re halfway to superstardom. Without even having to try.
As for her music, Conchita Wurst’s debut album will be released on May 15, 2015. You can currently pre-order it at iTunes.