AboutEvery artist, singer-songwriter or performer has a story but not so likely as to what Kim Petras has been through... Born on August 27, 1992, in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, as young as 13, (Kim) felt the need to change and evolve herself into who she identifies herself to be. A woman. Petras has been open to her transgender journey where she first appeared in 2006 on a German television current affairs show in which she discussed her medical gender transition. At 14, Petras appeared in a documentary and a talk show, in a push to get permission for early gender confirmation surgery at age 16, before the minimum age of 18 in Germany. These appearances resulted in international media coverage of her transition, touting her as the "world's youngest transsexual". Petras may have been considered to be one of the youngest people at that time to undergo transgender hormone therapy.