Transgender fitness model Ben Melzer is about to grace the cover of the April issue of Germany’s edition of Men’s Health magazine.
27-year-old Ben, who was born Yvonne, began his transition at age 23.
“I was never a typical girl. I started thinking pink was a no-go,” Melzer told German publication Bild.de in a video posted to Facebook.
“This is me and I’m very happy with the person I became. My inside and outside finally fit.”
Ben got the cover after winning a Men’s Health’s competition and said he now hopes to give the transgender community a face.
“When I was in that situation, I had nobody to talk to, nobody to ask all these questions,” he said.
“I want to stand up and answer these questions for people.”