A gorgeous model has set her mind on becoming the first ever transgender Miss Germany after making it into the semifinals.
Laurеn Kaczmarczyk, aged 22, used to live with her family in a small village near the city of Hanover, in Lower Saxony, Germany, when she came out as transgender to her parents.
In an interview with German media, she reminisced about her teenage years and said: “Fearing that my body would change, I became anorexic and depressed. It wasn’t easy for my parents either…”
But according to the model, everything felt right again after she put on makeup and let her hair grow despite being massively bullied at school.
Lauren opened up and said: “Classmates threw rubbish at me, spat at me and insulted me.”
She said she even experienced death threats on dating apps. She added one person wrote: “I wish you death, I’ll kill you”.
She added: “I was anxious and I panicked for weeks…”
Some time later, she reportedly received 19 hormone treatments and underwent laryngoplasty that reduces the size of the larynx to a more female size, while additionally shortening the length of the vibratory vocal fold.
The 22-year-old model then moved to the city of Hanover to pursue her dream of becoming a voice and speech coach.
But she made headlines when she recently made it into Miss Germany’s top 20 out of more than a thousand applicants, competing to become the most beautiful woman in Germany.
The national beauty pageant’s semifinal is scheduled for February, while the finals will take place in March.
Laura said: “Being trans is not a decision. The gender change process is stark and intense.”
But the 22-year-old woman who reportedly aims to break gender-based barriers and change the world added: “Never give up!”