Andreja Pejić has become the first trans model to be featured in American Vogue, not only that, but she has been given an interview and a four-page spread – something many models aspire to.
Pejić became popular over the last few years as an androgynous model who could sport both men’s and women’s clothing with ease.
“She has done what no other model has ever been able to: toe the line between male and female successfully for a long time,” says Gene Kogan, codirector of the men’s division at DNA Model Management, which until last year represented Pejic. “Andreja had an extraordinary career as a male model, often modeling female clothes; she pulled it off. It opened a lot of eyes and made people see things from a new perspective. We’re going to see her influence for years to come.”
However, in July 2014, Pejić revealed that she is transgender.
In her interview with Vogue, Pejić revealed that she faced a lot of adversity when she first revealed herself to be transgender – at times facing bigotry from within the industry. One agent told Pejic, “It’s better to be androgynous than a tranny.”
As an androgynous model, Pejić modelled for uber-famous designers Jean Paul Gaultier and Marc Jacobs and walked dozens of runways.
Yesterday, Pejić was revealed as the face of international makeup brand, Make Up For Ever, the first makeup campaign to be fronted by a trans model – after Lea T became the face of hair-care brand Redken.
Well, what could you expect from someone this flawless?
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