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Trans singer wants to be known for her music

PinkNews Staff Writer September 19, 2008

A teenage singing sensation who underwent gender reassignment treatments from the age of 12 is tipped for chart success.

Kim Petras, 16, became a cult hit on social networking website MySpace and landed a record deal. She is about to release her first album.

“My music is most important to me at the moment. It’s the way I can best express myself,” she said.

“I know that because of my past people will always bring up the subject, I can’t get away from it.

“But I hope that one day I might be better known for my music than for my past.”

Three years ago doctors confirmed that Kim, who is German, is transsexual. Since then she has undergone hormone treatments.

More: Europe

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