Kim Petras is definitely having a moment. Here’s everything you might want to know about the rising queer icon…At the age of 16, Petras first made international headlines when she became one of the youngest people to ever receive gender confirmation surgery.
Today, the German singer-songwriter and pop artist continues making headlines but for musical reasons.Her major achievement in the last year was becoming the first openly transgender woman to win a Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
She claimed this honor alongside nonbinary artist, Sam Smith, for their hit song, “Unholy.”A post shared by kim petras (@kimpetras)Based out of Los Angeles in California, Kim Petras was born on August 27, 1992, in Cologne, Germany.
While her voice is larger than life, she stands just 5’6″ (1.68 meters) tall.Kim was born into a creative family, with her mother being a choreographer and artist, her father an architect, and her older sister a singer.