VIDEO: From Special Forces soldier to real woman
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.
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.
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.