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Conchita Wurst takes to the catwalk in Paris

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Conchita Wurst

made her

modelling debut

on Wednesday at

Jean Paul Gaultier

's couture show in Paris.


winner Conchita, who has long been a fan of the French fashion house, followed in the footsteps of

Beth Ditto


Dita Von Teese


close the presentation of the Fall/Winter 2014-15 Haute Couture fashion collection

."I met Conchita two years ago she came to one of my couture shows," Jean Paul Gaultier told

The Independent

after the show.

"I loved her look and when I heard that she would represent Austria for the Eurovision Song Contest, I was delighted.
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"When she won I was crazy with joy,"

he added. "I always say that beauty is difference and Conchita has shown us all that she is unstoppable. And she looks great in couture; she is a real couture woman."Conchita, who is the alter ego of 25-year-old showman Thomas 'Tom' Neuwirth, sported a sweeping black dress which showed-off a large tattoo, depicting her mother Helga Neuwith, on her back.

Conchita Wurst © Photo: Getty Images
Conchita and Jean Paul Gaultier
Conchita Wurst: Ten facts about the Eurovision heroine

Austria-born Conchita was fresh from headlining Gay Pride festivals in London, Stockholm and Madrid. In May Conchita attended the Vienna Life Ball with Jean Paul where the singer performed

Rise Like a Phoenix

– the song that propelled her to Eurovision victory.

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