Record-breaking 52-year-old bodybuilder finds love with 190.5cm-tall transgender woman

1 April 2015 / 1 year 6 months ago

Anton Kraft, 52, is a world record bodybuilder and stands at 4ft 4in.

But he proves that height doesnt matter when it comes to love and is now dating 6'3' (190.5cm) China Bell, a transgender woman from Florida.

As the only man in the world to lift four times his own body weight, Anton Kraft is pound-for-pound the strongest man in the world, reports AsianTown via The Daily Mail.

The 4'4' dwarf, who resides in Florida, has lifted as much as 36 stone.

Kraft admitted that he only dates women who are more than a foot taller than he is.

But he has been dating 6'3' China Bell for the past six months.

Bell, 43, who was born male and has since transitioned, admits she was unsure when he first asked her out but was quickly bowled over by his weightlifting skills.

'I think Anton's weightlifting is so sexy because I think he's sexy - when you hold a world heavyweight title, that means a lot,' Bell said.

'I've never dated a 4'4" guy and I was just so curious. I'm glad I gave him a chance because he's an amazing person.

'I'm different and he's different, and where we're from, different is good.'

In 10 years of power lifting, Kraft claims to have the highest bench press record of all time for his weight class.

But it seems he may have pushed his body too far.

He says he has 'technically died' five times before being resuscitated - ranging from drowning to falling out of a window.

Doctors also fear he may have a heart attack if he keeps up his all-action lifestyle.

Kraft is undeterred.

'Some people say that what I do is weakness, or micro-man syndrome - that I want to do something that I am not built for, to prove something,' he said.

'Overall, I am one of the five strongest guys in the world, regardless of height and weight.

His driving force, he says, is his girlfriend.

'We used to walk against the current, but the current has changed,' he says.

'Florida is one the states that have same-sex marriage - and both of us are basically the same sex.

'I find that most women born as women do not spend as much time on their appearance.

'Right now I feel like I'm the luckiest man on the planet - we are all happy and good and I have never felt better than I do now - and that would be thanks to China.'

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