|Alana McLaughlin before and after|
(Scroll down for video) A macho man with a beard turned himself into a good-looking woman.
Alana McLaughlin, 32, from Portland, Oregon, who was born a boy called Ryan, said that since she was a child, she felt that she was meant to be a girl.
However, when she finally took the courage to tell her parents about her desires, they made it clear that she will always be a boy to them and they will never accept her as a girl.
In order to make her family happy, she enlisted in the army as a U.S. Special Forces soldier. She said that she felt that she has to “become a man or die.”
In the military, she lived as a macho man and grew a beard. However, she was not happy.
When she returned home from the military and with the support of her friends, she became transgender.
She revealed that she is finally happy in her body.