Janae, who is the all-time world record holder in the 220lb after posting a combined weight of 2,551lbs with squat, bench press, and deadlift, has made a successful career for herself as an author, model and sponsored athlete.
She also served in the US Marine Corps from 1991 to 1995 and was selected for Presidential Security duty under President Bill Clinton. After leaving the marines, Janae, who was at the time known as Matt, attended Ferris State University and now works as a registered pharmacist in the specialty pharmacy division of Walgreens.
Just two months after Caitlyn Jenner made her debut on the cover of Vanity Fair, a world champion bodybuilder and former Marine has come out as transgender on social media.
Janae Marie Kroc, who was formerly known as Matt ‘Kroc’ Kroczaleski, announced on her new Instagram page that she is both ‘transgender and gender fluid’, explaining that she is ‘currently still living life in both genders’. The author and model also revealed that she is trying to wait until her three sons are older before moving forward with her transition.
‘I am trying to wait until my sons are out of high school before moving forward,’ she explained. ‘This is one hundred per cent my decision not theirs.’
‘My sons encourage me to do whatever I need to do and state that they are totally fine with me transitioning now or at any point I see fit,’ she added. ‘They are amazing young men and the bond we have is unreal.’