You Wouldn’t Believe Your Eyes: These People are Actually Women
This isn’t one of those stories about gender change. The following people you are going to see are actually women who were taking too much steroids in order to achieve the muscles they wanted. But what happened instead – yes, they got their muscles and lost their feminine faces. These are their stories.
1 Heidi Krieger
She was taking too much steroids and in the end they made her look masculine to a point where she no longer wanted to be a woman. She was taking anabolic steroids in her teenage years, but it does much more than helping this girl win a gold medal – it changed her body forever. East German shot put champion Heidi Krieger claims she was so masculinized by the drugs her coaches gave her that she later chose to become a man, and underwent a series a gender-change operations to become Andreas Krieger. Kreiger was among thousands of young athletes injured by an East German government plan to dominate Olympic sports through chemistry. In most cases, they were told the pills and shots they were given were vitamins and natural supplements. Their enormous physiques and aggressive behavior inspired the International Olympic Committee’s first drug testing programs in the 1970s.
2 The woman that claimed that using steroids changed her gender
Candice Armstrong was once a pretty blonde girl, but now you can see her with stubble, broad shoulders and male genitalia. No, she didn’t have a gender-change surgery, but, as she claims, the change happened after she started using steroids in a desperate attempt to improve her shape.
The former London barmaid said her nightmare began when she joined a gym to improve her physique. Armstrong, who suffers from body dysmorphia, revealed she would work out for three hours a day, but was convinced her upper body was too slender. Despite people telling her she was developing great biceps, it wasn’t enough. When a fellow gym fanatic suggested steroids, she went for it, but soon developed an addiction to daily doses of the steroid Trenbolone. The drug altered her body so much that her female genitalia grew into a one-inch male organ. Then she developed facial hair, acne and even began to walk like a man. The transition was so extreme she now dresses in men’s clothes so she isn’t mistaken for a man in drag and now avoids women’s toilets.
3 Former beauty pageant contestant now is all muscles
In 1993, Denise Rutkowski finished second place in the Mrs. Olympia contest, and has been on a downhill slide since then. In 1994, she returned home to Texas to attend Bible College and within two years she was traveling the country to spread the gospel. Two decades later, in 2012 – Denise was arrested for evading arrest. This is what happens when you mix massive doses of steroids with drug addiction and bipolar disorder. The lovely girl is unrecognizable.
4 This lady who won a pro card
Joanna Clare Thomas (born 1976) is a British professional female bodybuilder known to be the youngest to win her IFBB pro card, at the age of 21. She became interested in the sport at age 14 when she saw a bodybuilding magazine that belonged to a college student staying with her family. The girl then went to a nearby gym and began to train with the help of the gym owner who gave her a stringent plan to follow. She followed the plan for two years and doubled her weight, gaining 40kg with that program (when she started working out she weight only 48kg). Joanna won the British Championships in 1998, becoming the youngest woman in the world to win an IFBB pro card.
5 This woman who says that bodybuilding is an addiction
Mimi D’Attomo started bodybuilding when she was in her late 20s. But soon, as she stated, she became fanatical in her desire to win and turned to drugs. She started mixing chemical cocktails of steroids and diuretics after competing for three years. Many women, she says, mix potentially harmful combinations of insulin, diuretics, human growth hormone, beta blockers, and anti-wasting HIV drugs. Fortunately for D’Attomo, she stopped using drugs before the side effects became irreversible, but it took her three years to recover. The hormonal withdrawal caused her to gain 18 kg, made her joints ache and she suffered from depression.