If you’re a massive Eurovision fan (like myself), you’ll know all about Conchita Wurst, the Austrian pop singer and drag queen with a beard.
Essentially it’s a guy called Thomas Neuwirth who likes dressing up as a woman but loves his beard so much he’s kept it even when in drag. It confused a lot of people, it outraged a bunch of others and it made yet more simply laugh.
For Thomas, it’s easy to change his skin and go from woman with a beard to man with a beard. For 39-year-old Rose Geil, it’s a lot more difficult.
She noticed she had excess hair on her face when she was just 13-years-old and spent her teenage years shaving every day to keep the stubble off her face.
Now, after years of shaving, plucking and laser hair removal procedures, she’s decided to embrace the beard and let it grow out. And she couldn’t be happier.