Candice Armstrong used to be a petite blonde barmaid, but the gym junkie from London now has a new look: a man. The female bodybuilder’s addiction to anabolic steroids has turned her into a hulking man, complete with facial and body hair, as well as an organ that resembles a penis.
In the British program “Jodie Marsh On… Steroids,” Candice, 28, recalled how the performance-enhancing drug has practically transformed her physique into a man.
When doing regular exercise and going to pole dancing classes failed to develop the upper body muscles that she desired, she had turned to using steroids. And within a few weeks of taking a daily dose of trenbolene, a type of anabolic steroid that is used to gain muscles, she started to get results.
“No, it wasn’t my plan [to become a man],” she told the titular host of the documentary, as quoted by the Daily Mail. “You could argue that when I wanted big arms and broad shoulders, a bigger back and small hips, that that was a masculine look, but I didn’t consciously decide I want to change from a woman into a man.”
But it did change her into a man.
She got the muscular form that she was aiming for, but she also got things that she neither wanted nor was expecting.
She has grown hair on her face, chest, and back, her voice got deeper, and she has stopped menstruating. What’s more is that she also seemed to have sprouted a penis.
Her clitoris swelled about an inch long, and now resembles a male sexual appendage.
“That has gone significantly bigger, yes,” Candice described to Jodie. “About an inch [long] and it’s shaped like a little penis. It looks like a little penis, you can roll back the foreskin.”
Her breasts have gone “empty” as well, and just hang lifeless from her huge pectoral muscles.
Although she didn’t plan on looking as such, she’s now making the best of her situation.
“If I get called a tranny and a faggot when I walk out on the street anyway, I think why not make something of it!” Candice said, adding her new look has “opened doors and enabled me to develop myself the way I want to.
“It’s given the opportunity to live out one of my dreams. I’ve started doing a bit of drag and I love it. I’ve always wanted to do a bit of drag!”
As for her steroid use, Candice revealed that it’s too late for her to stop. The only way to reverse her appearance now is if she undergoes the same type of procedures a man does to become a woman.
“I think it would do more harm than good,” she explained. “I’d lose all the muscles but I wouldn’t lose all the masculine qualities like the facial hair and the deep voice… It doesn’t really go back.”
Candice’s case, while shocking for some, isn’t unusual for anabolic steroids users. According to National Institute on Drug Abuse in the U.S., women who abuse the drug can experience male-patterned baldness, growth of facial and body hair, deepened voice, changes in or cessation of their menstrual cycle, and enlargement of their clitoris, just like what happened to Candice.
For men, they might suffer from shrinkage of their testicles, development of breasts, infertility, baldness, and increased risk for prostate cancer.