The German edition of Men’s Health magazine will be taking a bold step forward when they release their April edition as the man adorning the cover will be trans model Ben Melzer.
When I was in that situation, I had nobody to talk to, nobody to ask all this questions.Ben MelzerMelzer opened up to Bild.de in a video interview to talk about why he wanted to call attention to himself in such a large way, and it really comes down to wanting to give hope to others struggling with transgenderism.
“Many ask me: Why do you do this, why did you go public and tell your story?” Melzer told Bild.de. “But that’s easy to answer. When I was in that situation, I had nobody to talk to, nobody to ask all this questions.”
Growing up, Melzer knew he was “never a typical girl” and would find himself in tears when he was made to fit the girly image. At the age of 23 he began to transition and now says he couldn’t be happier as his inner self is finally reflected on the outside.