Alluringly androgynous model, Andrej Pejic broke through the fashion industry as one of the hottest, most versatile models. The male-born model was best known for his ambiguous sexuality. After years of straddling the lines of gender roles, the Bosnian model chose to finally complete her transition at the age of 22. The model, now known as Andreja Pejic, spent years challenging the conventions of sexuality and has now become a public advocate for self-acceptance in most LGBT matters. In an interview with People, Pejic shared her feelings about being a transgender woman: “Every day is like a new revelation…I’m more comfortable than ever. I feel at a 100 percent.”
Pejic, who use to model both menswear and womenswear, has decided that post-surgery she’ll only be modeling women’s fashion.
Gender roles and sexual orientation have traditionally been matters of controversy. As our society and culture progress, those dark lines that once bound and confined our definitions of sexuality lighten. Trailblazers in the matter, such as Andreja Pejic, offer perspective, comfort, and hope. Her courage is truly inspiring.
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