How a 4-Foot-4 Bodybuilder and 6-Foot-3 Transgender Woman Found Love

China Bell and Anton Kraft
China Bell and Anton Kraft

Floridian Anton Kraft, 52, is one of the strongest men in the world. He is 4 feet 4 inches tall and can lift four times his body weight, having bench-pressed over 500 pounds.


China Bell, 43, is 6 feet 3 inches tall and a transgender woman.

Together, the two are a couple, and have been for the past six months. Bell admits that she was a little taken aback when Kraft asked her out, but ultimately, his weightlifting prowess won her over. "I think Anton's weightlifting is so sexy because I think he's sexy—when you hold a world heavyweight title, that means a lot," Bell told the Daily Mail. "I've never dated a 4-foot-4 guy, and I was just so curious. I'm glad I gave him a chance because he's an amazing person. I'm different and he's different, and where we're from, different is good."

Kraft has suffered several health scares in the past, telling the Daily Mail that he has technically "died five times," including by drowning and falling from a window. As a result, he doesn't take being alive for granted, yet doctors are worried that if he keeps up his intense weightlifting, he could damage his health. But Kraft told the Daily Mail he isn't worried and counts his girlfriend as his driving force.

"We used to walk against the current, but the current has changed," he told the Daily Mail. "Florida is one [of] the states that have same-sex marriage—and both of us are basically the same sex. I enjoy dating a transgender woman because she was born a male and is doing the utmost to become as feminine as possible. I find that most women born as women do not spend as much time on their appearance. Right now, I feel like I'm the luckiest man on the planet—we are all happy and good, and I have never felt better than I do now—and that would be thanks to China."

Read more at the Daily Mail.