Chris Tina Foxx Bruce: Bodybuilding father makes comeback as a transgender woman

No wonder she”s strong! Father-of-two makes bodybuilding comeback… as a transgender woman

11:05 AM on 29th October 2011

Chris Bruce, Transgender Bodybuilder, Competes As A Woman 20 Years After Doing It As A Man Chris Bruce, Transgender Bodybuilder, Competes As A Woman 20 Years After Doing It As A Man

Transformation: Bodybuilder Chris Bruce competed as a male up until 1993, but will tomorrow enter her first competition as a transgender woman after undergoing hormonal therapy and surgery

Military fitness: The 42-year-old father of two is up against criticism from competitors who believe she has an unfair advantage

Military fitness: The 42-year-old father of two is up against criticism from competitors who believe she has an unfair advantage

Chris Bruce Chris Bruce, Transgender Bodybuilder, Competes As A Woman 20 Years After Doing It As A Man

Gym bunny: Bruce says she is at as much of a disadvantage as other women. She began competing as a male on the bodybuilding in the early Nineties – and has had a 19-year break from the sport

Chris Bruce, Transgender Bodybuilder, Competes As A Woman 20 Years After Doing It As A Man Chris Bruce, Transgender Bodybuilder, Competes As A Woman 20 Years After Doing It As A Man

Then and now: Bruce in September 2008, prior to his therapy and surgery, left, and post-treatment in June 2010, right. She jokes that she is a “third hybrid” – a transgender woman who loves football and racing cars