Kim Petras is a popular musician based in Los Angeles, California. Although she was assigned male at birth, Petras has identified as female for as long as she can remember and at the age of 16, she was evaluated by a psychiatric unit in Germany and received express permission to undergo gender affirmation surgery. This was even though the legal age in Germany is typically 18 or above.
As a teenager, Petras garnished national attention after appearing on various talk shows and documentaries as an advocate for transgender youth. She began making and releasing music around 2008. With the rise of social media, she quickly became a fan-favorite.