The Wurst look-a-likes: Thurrock boys Russell and Rylan poke fun at likeness to Eurovision winner

Conchita Wurst - the Eurovision winner

Conchita Wurst - the Eurovision winner

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Thurrock Gazette: Matt Abbott by , Chief Reporter

TWO of Thurrock’s most famous faces look just like Austria’s drag queen Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst...according to the men themselves!

The “bearded lady” stormed to victory in Saturday’s cheesy song contest, getting top marks from Brits on the way.

But Grays-born comic Russell Brand and Celebrity Big Brother winner Rylan Clark, from Stanford-le-Hope took to Twitter to poke fun at their own likenesses to Wurst, whose jet black locks and perfectly trimmed beard were the talk of Europe last week.

And as the show was broadcast, Brand, 38, tweeted to say: “I don't normally endorse voting but please vote for me on #Eurovision tonight. #Austria.”

After the show, he posted a picture of himself in a sparkly green dress, holding a bottle of Night Nurse and cigarette, with the caption: “I'm knackered - but what a great night. #Eurovision.”

Earlier in the week, Rylan, 25, claimed that Wurst was the love child of himself and his X Factor mentor Nicole Scherzinger.

On Thursday, he tweeted a picture of Wurst and said: “Myself and @NicoleScherzy are very proud of our love child representing Austria for @bbceurovision.”

On Saturday night, he tweeted a picture of him and Nicole cheering on stage during his time on the X Factor in 2012, with the caption: “Mummy and daddy love you @ConchitaWurst were very proud and cheering you on all the way x @bbceurovision.”

Thurrock Gazette: Russell Brand as Wurst

The picture of Russell Brand as Conchita Wurst that he tweeted on Saturday night.

And later mocked up a picture of both him, Nicole and Wurst, adding: “Happy family x”.

Wurst, who claimed Austria’s first Eurovision win in 49 years, dashed the hopes of the UK’s Molly Smitten-Downes to win the song contest which was held in Copenhagen.

Wurst performed her song, Rise like a Phoenix, dressed in a golden gown complete with her full beard. UK commentator Graham Norton said Wurst had "won the heart" of audiences.

Thurrock Gazette: Rylan's mocked up picture of him, Nicole Scherzinger and Conchita Wurst

Rylans tweet and mocked up picture on Saturday night

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3:54pm Tue 13 May 14

OckendonPaul says...

Contrary to the article, the British people actually voted for the busty Polish milkmaids. It was the panel of 'experts' at the achingly right-on BBC who hijacked the vote in favour of the gay cross-dresser.
Not for the first time recently, I find myself agreeing with the Russians!
Contrary to the article, the British people actually voted for the busty Polish milkmaids. It was the panel of 'experts' at the achingly right-on BBC who hijacked the vote in favour of the gay cross-dresser. Not for the first time recently, I find myself agreeing with the Russians! OckendonPaul
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5:58am Wed 14 May 14

ThurrockResident says...

OckendonPaul wrote:
Contrary to the article, the British people actually voted for the busty Polish milkmaids. It was the panel of 'experts' at the achingly right-on BBC who hijacked the vote in favour of the gay cross-dresser.
Not for the first time recently, I find myself agreeing with the Russians!
I am pleased that you haven't allowed your transphobia to influence your opinion of the winner. The Russians awarded Conchita an 8 out of 12. I am a gay man and preferred Ruth Lorenzo's singing and song and so voted for her. She is a good looking young lady as I am sure you agree.

Strange how the rest of Europe mostly voted for Conchita according to your logic. Maybe their votes were influenced by their 'achingly right-on' voting panels?

Conchita's song has grown on me a bit as it reminds me of a traditional James Bond theme.
[quote][p][bold]OckendonPaul[/bold] wrote: Contrary to the article, the British people actually voted for the busty Polish milkmaids. It was the panel of 'experts' at the achingly right-on BBC who hijacked the vote in favour of the gay cross-dresser. Not for the first time recently, I find myself agreeing with the Russians![/p][/quote]I am pleased that you haven't allowed your transphobia to influence your opinion of the winner. The Russians awarded Conchita an 8 out of 12. I am a gay man and preferred Ruth Lorenzo's singing and song and so voted for her. She is a good looking young lady as I am sure you agree. Strange how the rest of Europe mostly voted for Conchita according to your logic. Maybe their votes were influenced by their 'achingly right-on' voting panels? Conchita's song has grown on me a bit as it reminds me of a traditional James Bond theme. ThurrockResident
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10:22am Wed 14 May 14

OckendonPaul says...

I didn't watch the programme. Have heard him/hers song though and yeah, it's ok.
I was merely pointing out the inaccuracy of the article, in that the vote by the BBC panel did not reflect that of the public.
I'm sorry about my transphobia, I was born like it.
I didn't watch the programme. Have heard him/hers song though and yeah, it's ok. I was merely pointing out the inaccuracy of the article, in that the vote by the BBC panel did not reflect that of the public. I'm sorry about my transphobia, I was born like it. OckendonPaul
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7:05pm Fri 16 May 14

poortaxpayer says...

This person is a man not a woman. A geezer putting on a frock doesn't make one a 'she'.
This person is a man not a woman. A geezer putting on a frock doesn't make one a 'she'. poortaxpayer
  • Score: 3

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