(The Journal.ie) JANAE MARIE KROC is a world champion and world record holding powerlifter. She was a US marine and was selected for presidential security duty serving under Bill Clinton.
She is also formerly known as Matt ‘Kroc’ Kroczaleski. The 42 year old has recently confirmed that she identifies as transgender, after a video outing her started to go viral online.
Though the video exposed her to the wider public, Kroc had actually been very open with her family and close friends for over a decade. She first introduced her now teenage sons to Janae when they were 2, 4 and 7 but only seriously began to consider transitioning after she split with the boys’ mother at 32.
Speaking with fellow powerlifters in a recent podcast for SuperTraining.tv, Kroc said that from a very young age, as a little boy, she was daydreaming about being a girl.