10 successful men who used to be women

In the world there are many successful men in different fields and occupations, but the ones we will see below are not only successful and brilliant in their professions, but they additionally excel at something in particular: that at some point in their lives were Women.


The change is so blunt that we would not even remotely suspect that at some point in their lives they were people of the opposite sex. In this list we will see ten of the best known, although not the only ones.

Buck Angel

He was born in Los Angeles under the name Susan. He is a producer of adult films, as well as a lawyer, educator and writer. As a woman she was a model, but having masculine characteristics gave her a difficult early life to the point that she had a suicide attempt. By then Buck had no knowledge of hormone treatments to make a quick transition to man.

Balian Buschbaum

He was born in Germany under the name Yvonne Buschbaum in 1980. As a woman she was a prominent pole jumper being the second best behind Only Annika Becker. In 2007, after a persistent injury, he announced not only his retirement from the sport, but also his desire for gender reassignment, which happened in 2008.

Ryan Sallans

He was born in Nebraska in 1979 under the name Kimberly Sallans. He is an activist, motivator and writer. He has appeared in several magazines, as well as television and radio shows. Since 1999 he worked as a motivator and lecturer on topics such as body image, health and eating disorders. In 2005 he undertook surgery and treatment to become a man.

Loren Rex Cameron

He was born in California in 1959. At the age of 16 he left his village due to the homophobia he lived to dedicate himself, in principle, as a construction worker and other trades, From 1993 he devoted himself to photography and began to compulsively photograph the transgender community and its own transition from woman to man. His photographs have achieved enormous success, being exhibited in multiple countries and achieving remarkable recognitions.

Ian Harvie

He was born in Portland in 1968 under the name Janet Harvie. Widely known within LGBTI culture, Harvie is a well-known comedian and has taken his acts to comedy clubs and theaters not only in the United States, but also in several countries around the world. In his works and films he often takes advantage of his transsexuality to characterize the characters.

Lucas Silveira

She was born in Toronto, Canada in 1979 under the name Lilia Silveira. He is a singer, vocalist and songwriter. He was part of the rock band The clicks. According to Silveira himself in his childhood or he knew what it was and only learned of the existence of transgender people around the age of 15. In 2010 he started hormone replacement treatment.

Rocco Kayiatos

Best known by his stage name Katastrophe. He was born in 1986 in the United States and, in addition to producing, is a hip-hop and rap singer. He began his musical career in 2001 and has released several albums. In 2009, she launched Original Plumbing magazine, the first transgender magazine for transsexuals.

Andreas Krieger

He was born in Berlin, Germany in 1966 under the name Heidi Krieger. As a woman she was very successful in throwing weight representing her country at several European championships and winning gold medals in 1986. For her misfortune her coaches medicated her steroids without her knowledge, which changed her appearance and led her to reassign her sex in 1997.

Chazz Salvatore Bono

He was born in The Angels in 1969 under the name Chastity Sun Bono. The son of well-known singer Cher is widely known for his activism for the gay and transgender community. At first she was declared a lesbian, but later recognized as a transgender and in 2010 she opted to perform sex reassignment.

Thomas Beatie

He was born in Hawaii in 1974 under the name Tracy Lagondino. He is a speaker, writer and activist of the transgender community. Thomas is known worldwide for being the first man to have biological children, recognized by the Guinness Records organization. At the age of 10 and, despite her feminine appearance, she recognized herself as a male person, at age 23 she began testosterone treatment to make her transition to man.

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10 successful men who used to be women
Source: curiosities  
August 28, 2019


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