Thomas "Tom" Neuwirth (born 6 November 1988), better known as the drag persona Conchita Wurst, is an Austrian singer. Wurst represented Austria and won the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The singer uses female pronouns for herself when in the role of Wurst. Neuwirth states that she was born in Gmunden, Austria, in 1988.. He also revealed in an interview in 2013 that she was frequently scared of being bullied in school for being different, even to the point that he would 'avoid going to the school's toilets during breaks'.