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VIDEO: From Special Forces soldier to real woman

Alana McLaughlin before and after her transition
Alana McLaughlin before and after her transition
Ryan McLaughlin
Ryan McLaughlin
Alana McLaughlin
Alana McLaughlin
Ryan McLaughlin
Ryan McLaughlin
Alana McLaughlin
Alana McLaughlin

PRETTY Alana McLaughlin looks like any other young woman – but less than five years ago she was a macho-male soldier in the US Special Forces.

Alana – who was born a boy called Ryan – was a stacked figure of rippling muscle, spending her days engaged in lethal armed combat.

Ryan McLoughlin 

Unknown to her fellow soldiers, Alana, 32, had always felt female, and had joined the Special Forces to either ‘become a man’ or to be killed.

Alana McLaughlin

Now Alana, from Portland, Oregon, has finally found the courage to live as a female, and after full gender reassignment surgery, she is hoping to find love as a woman.