Happy Birthday, Conchita Wurst: You Rock My World

And I’m stealing this photo from you because it’s perfect for my wish. For your birthday, I wish that you will always be on top of the world, just as you are now, and always always happy.


Today is Conchita Wurst’s birthday. She’s 26 years old.

And today, I am writing something that is difficult for me to write simply because I don’t know where to start.

How do I write something to someone who has not only impacted my life in quite a monumental way in the last few months, but has also affected the lives of hundreds of thousands of people all around the world? In a myriad of positive ways she will never know.

I could write about how I appreciate her beauty, her charm, her elegance, her style. How her kindness, her sweetness, her always positive attitude make me want to be a better person.

I could talk about how her wit and sense of humour always make me laugh, even when I’m having a bad day.

How her shoulder shrugs, smiles, and that one raised eyebrow can jolly me out of any bad mood.

I could talk about that tongue flick (but, honestly, I don’t think I ever want to go there again as I seem to have created a fandom monster that is fueling the erotic dreams of half the women who love her — and, no, I’m definitely never going there).

And, of course, I could go on for days about her incredible talent, her drive and ambition, her focus and her determination — attributes that are only found in a few people, but rarely in the enormous amounts Conchita Wurst has them.

.Or I could just say “Happy Birthday, my lovely Ms. Wurst. You rock my world”.

Because it really is as simple as that.

About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered anime, manga, K-drama and music news for over a decade.