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Teenage girl who was a boy premieres video in UK

The German boy who persuaded health officials to change the law so she could became a girl has now launched a pop career with the first video shown Tuesday on British television.

Kim Petras whose debut album comes out next month appeared on ITV's This Morning to talk about the decision to become a girl and her pop career.

Kim, who writes all her own songs and music and choreographed around dance routines, said she was also planning her first tour which would start in the UK.

The video to her latest single Die For You was broadcast for the first time and Kim revealed they had been in such a rush to finish it she had even danced some of the scenes with the music playing at double speed to get it finished on time.

She said: "I get asked all the time what it's like to be a girl now, but as far as I'm concerned I've always been a girl."

Kim said she had to meet dozens of psychiatrists and doctors who wanted to test her resolve to become female and was relieved that it was all finally over and she could enjoy her life as a girl at last.

She said: "I am 16 years old and am living my dream. It's great to have a chance to perform my music and also to be so involved in everything. I was rehearsing for a month for the video and it was really fun to work out all the various dance moves. It was a rush at the end to fit it all in but we've done it now and I'm really happy with it. The next one though will be even better."

Kim who was making her first visit to London and managed to visit some of the sites said she had loved the city and hopes to be back again for a longer visit before starting her UK tour.

"I've dreamed about this moment for so long I'm not going to back off now.

"I know I'm young but I have strong feelings and ideas and I know what's right for me," she explained.

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