Meet The Trans Athlete Who Just Landed On The Cover Of “Men’s Health” Magazine

Transgender fitness model Benjamin Melzer, will appear as the cover model for the April issue of Germany’s Men’s Health magazine.

The 27-year-old says he began to transition at the age of 23 and says he couldn’t be happier with himself now that his outer and inner self are finally aligned.

Melzer tells Men’s Health that he wants to use his time in the spotlight to give hope to those living with gender dysphoria.

“When I was in that situation, I had nobody to talk to,” Melzer said. “I want to give the community a face, stand up and answer those questions for people.”

Check out all the Men’s Health Covermodel Contest 2016 contestants Melzer beat out:

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Check out his interview with below:

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