In 2015, the first Trans contestant to win a Top Model cycle worldwide was Loiza Lamers, who was crowned Holland’s Next Top Model. That was a remarkable change made in the history of fashion. Nowadays, the covers of fashion magazines and on fashion runaways all around the world are covered with Transmen and women, thus changing the face of beauty. As humanity slowly remerges from bigotry and narrow perceptions of thought, Transpeople and those from the LGBT communities have more opportunities to be part of major events by virtue of their talent without questioning their identity. Here are 15 incredibly handsome Transmen who have broken conventional standards of beauty and are as handsome as they were when women.
1. Balian Buschbaum
The Olympic German pole vaulter, Yvonne Buschbaum, in 2007, had retired from the sport because he wanted to change his gender by going through reassignment surgery. It was a well considered decision according to Balian. In a national Geographic Television series known as “Changing Gender”, he announced that he felt that he had been in the wrong body since childhood and had an ambition to change it. Balian Buschbaum appeared on Dancing with the Stars, in Germany in 2013. His image is very often printed on magazines and he now works as a life coach.
2. Chaz Bono
The name Bono rings a tone in our ear when we hear it. Chaz is the only child of famous music artistes Salvatore Sonny Bono and Cher. Chastity Bono was born in 1969 and appeared as a little girl on his parent’s comedy show. He used to work as an actor, media director and writer for Gay & Lesbian Alliance again Defamation (GLAAD) till the year 2000. He started his physical transition from female to male in the year 2008 and released a film “Becoming Chaz”, in which he shared his experiences of the situation.
3. Buck Angel
One of the living legends and famous icons of the LGBT community is Buck Angel. He was born a girl named Susan who worked professionally as a female model and hid his secret for years. One of the main problems in his life was his confusion in gender which pressurized him a lot, eventually leading to substance abuse. The only way for him to start a new life was to have a gender reassignment surgery.
In 2007, in the Adult Video News Awards, Transsexual Buck won the category of Performer of the Year Award. He now works as an advocate, lecturer, writer and model in his own adult films production company.
4. Lucas Silveira
Famous Canadian rock musician and composer- Lucas Silveira was born a girl with the name Lilia Silveira. Lucas confessed to his family that he changed into a transgender man in the year 2004. Now he is an LGBT activist and also the frontman of the band “The Cliks Rock Band”. According to Canada’s premier music magazine, the sexiest Canadian Man award was given to Silveira in 2010. He was also the first transgender man to gain the title.
American Rapper and producer, Rocco Kayiatos, with the stage name Katastrophe, is the first transman artist in the genre of hip-hop. In 1998, Rocco had been awarded 1st position in a youth speaks poetry slam contest, and since then he started working towards his career. Apart from being a singer he also works as a model and actor.
Here is another shot of Katastrophe which is a selfie picture.
6. Jamie Wilson
A 20-year-old country musician, Jamie Wilson was born a woman and lived as a woman for 18 years until he went through the reassignment surgery. Jamie became unrecognizable after undergoing hormone therapy and training for 2 years. He works as a professional male model for Candy Magazine and even appears on the magazine’s front cover. He also advertises for many male under-garments brands.
7. Thomas Beatie
The world’s man “Thomas Beatie” gained a lot of fame. He had decided to keep his female sex organs to have a baby when he found out that his wife was infertile. Currently, he has given birth to 3 children. He works as a writer and advocate for sexuality and transgender issues.
8. Aydian Dowling
This bearded hunk on the right side of the picture was born a girl and has been living 8 years as a man. A YouTube channel was started by Aydian in which he shows his transition, hard work and bodybuilding efforts to highlight the improvements. In 2015, he was a semi-finalist in a Men’s Health competition and it gained him worldwide recognition. Men’s health magazine had other transman model before him, so it was kind of unfortunate for him. But it was only that start of his career and he will do better.
9. Ben Melzer
In 1987, Ben Melzer was born as a girl named Yvonne Melzer; Yvonne was always uncomfortable in his body. He had started his transgender transition and therapy from female to male when he was only 23 years old. He was the first transman to appear on the European cover of Men’s health magazine, making him famous in the fashion world. Ben has performed in many fashion projects of famous designers and brands. He had said that he felt like a normal man and Yvonne never existed during an interview conducted by NBC News.
10. Loren Rex Cameron
Loren Rex Cameron is currently an author, photographer and a transsexual activist. His work too focuses on such issues where he has documented his entire transition from female to male. He makes a handsome male as you can see from his photos.
11. Ian Harvie
Ian Harvie is famous for his standup comedy and often uses his own transgender material in his act. He has also performed with popular standup comedian and TV actress Margaret Cho and several celebrities. Harvie is a well respected figure in the LGBT community.
12. Ryan Sallans
Ryan Sallans was first Kimberly Ann Sallans till he decided on changing to a male. He is an advocate for LGBT rights and also delivers public speeches throughout the US educating people on transgender issues and to revamp the health care system. His transition was completed in 2005 and was featured on Larry King Live.
13. Andreas Krieger
Andreas Krieger was initially a female shot putter for East Germany. Without his knowledge he was pumped with anabolic steroids that created a more masculine appearance for him. His attitude too changed and in 1997 he finally changed by reassignment surgery to become a male.
14. Kinnon Mackinnon
Kinnon Ross Mackinnon is a transgender powerlifter who was born a female. Born in Nova Scotia and living in Toronto, Mackinnon has always been an avid sportsperson competing in disciplines like golf, soccer, skiing and snowboarding.
15. Malcolm Rene Ribot
Malcolm Rene Ribot was previously a female after which he changed. He is now an avid explorer and traveler and is popularly known online under the handle “Gorilla Shrimp”. He has explored al of America and touched both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and has visited all the states of the US.