VIENNA, AUSTRIA – The Austrian representative at the recently held Miss Universe Pageant, Amina Dagi, has paid tribute to 2014 Eurovision Winner Conchita Wurst. Dagi, who fled her native Dagestan for Austria at the age of eight, impersonated Conchita for the National Dress category.
She wore a flowing dress, Conchita’s trademark beard, a rainbow coloured bow and waved the flag of the European Union. The dress was designed by Swedish creator Aviad Arik Herma. The Miss Universe pageant was won by Miss Philippines this year, following a dramatic mix-up which first saw Miss Colombia declared the winner.
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Conchita Wurst won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest with the entry “Rise Like a Phoenix”. She has since become a symbol of tolerance and a spokeswoman for equality and human rights.