Kim Petras is a German singer and songwriter who creates electronic dance pop music in an acappella style. However, that is not what she is most famous for.
The young star was born Tim Petras on 27 August 1992. According to her parents, Petras began insisting she was a girl from the age of two and it soon became apparent that this was "not a phase".
According to German law, a person must normally be at least 18 to be allowed to undergo this kind of surgery. Petras was 16 when she tried to get permission for early gender reassignment surgery
When Petras turned 16, she announced in a November 2008 post on her blog that she had recently completed her gender reassignment surgery. The story hit the news media on 4 February 2009, reports online sources.
The 22-year-old has been the subject of extensive worldwide news media reporting of her gender transition medical history in the context of her tender age, and is commonly known as the 'world's youngest transexual'.