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The World's Youngest Transsexual

German pop star Kim Petras has revealed that she underwent gender reassignment surgery late last year at the age of 16, becoming what some are calling the world's youngest transsexual.
In Germany, such operations are not usually allowed until the patient is 18. However Kim managed to convince doctors when she was just 12 that she should have the surgery. By 14 she was officially registered as a girl - and was already famous for her choice. The costs of her procedure were covered by health insurance as her condition was officially diagnosed as an illness.

Last year Kim was signed to Joyce Records and released online her first single 'Last Forever'. It became a YouTube and MySpace hit. In September - just weeks before the cosmetic surgery finalising her transition from a male to a female -she released her first commercially available single 'Fade Away' into the German market.
Below left is an audio clip of Fade Away, which sounds like every other bit of overly vocodered/Britney stuff out there. Below right is Kim's video blog in which she answers viewers' questions. Kim sounds like she's from the valley. The Frankfurt valley maybe, but yeah, totally, fer shure, she's a val.

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