An Australian man who embarked on a three-year process to change his sex is captivating intrigue and attention after a time-lapse video showcasing his transformation from start to finish has gone viral. Posted on YouTube, the clip, which is just under two minutes in length, includes hundreds of images that collectively illustrate the results of surgery and other mechanisms used to complete the complex process.
“This video is of me going through a 3-year transition,” reads a description of the recording. “I started roughly around when I was 20-21 years of age.”
Originally posted in Oct. 2012, the video has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times and, according to the description, it contains around 1,000 photographs. At the beginning, the individual shown within it (the same person who purportedly uploaded it) is depicted at the start of the process on Dec. 8, 2009.
The Daily Mail describes the clip in detail:
The blur of images that follow track the subtle changes that play out on the man’s face in the months that followed, ending with a striking show of an attractive woman with high cheekbones and bangs from 2012.
A year into the process, the man’s eyebrows were sculpted into two feminine, thin arches, and the shape of his face became more narrow and rounded.
Other drastic changes reflected into the video include the Aussie’s eyes turning more catlike and his full lips taking a girlish shape.
The swarm of photos also show how the face gradually narrows down, with the chin becoming rounded, accompanied by different coiffures and makeup styles.
The final image shown, as the Daily Mail notes, depicts a total transformation. The boy what was viewed in the first image is barely recognizable at the end.
Watch the clip, below:
(H/T: Daily Mail)