MEET the latest pop sensation. At 16 years old, with blonde good looks and a wholesome appeal, Kim Petras is set to be a superstar.
But this is no ordinary girl - Kim was actually born TIM.
Last October, just days after turning 16, she had a sex change operation to fulfill her dream of becoming a woman.
She is the youngest person in the world ever to have the dramatic surgery.
Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Kim - who lives in Cologne, Germany - said: "There never was a defining moment when I thought, 'I'm not meant to be a boy'. I lived my entire life as a girl.
"There wasn't ever a moment when I decided not to be a boy any more. I was just always a girl."
Ever since she was two, Kim's parents Konni, 48, and Lutz, 51, were faced with the fact their youngest child - and only boy - insisted on being called a girl.
Kim, who is planning a tour of the UK, said: "My parents had seen me grow up and behave as though I was a girl.
"I have two older sisters, Anna, 26, and Sina, 18. Even though they always supported me, they probably thought I was just going through a phase.
"I was asked if I feel like a woman now. The truth is I've always felt like a woman. I just ended up in the wrong body.