Meet Sona Avedian, a 33-year-old former marine, who has become an internet sensation after a video documenting her incredible transgender transformation went viral.
Sona, formerly known as Matthew, says her "identity crisis" started when she was just a young child.
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Confused and unable to grasp her true identify, Avedian says she "hid behind the mask of a U.S. Marine." This meant bulking up to 240 lbs., growing a large beard and driving a muscle car.
Avedian also bravely served six combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. She then proceeded to marry a woman and had a daughter, too. At the time, neither knew of her life-altering secret.
In 2012, Sona came out as transgender and began her amazing transition. The former Marine "amicably" divorced from her wife and now lives in Austin, Texas where she works as a Lyft and Uber driver.
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Watch Avedian's transformation video here:
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