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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Former Male, Now Female Model- Andreja Pejic Takes Modelling World By Storm

Andreja- formerly Andrej- Pejic, aged 22 went public about her choice of having a sex reassignment surgery on Wednesday.
The former male Australian fashion model, known famously for his androgynous looks has now undergone a sex change into a transgender woman.


She was first noticed as a teenager when working in McDonalds, and was then scouted by a modelling agency. 

But as you can see this was just the beginning, for it led onto her starring in David Bowie’s music video “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” and is currently represented by Storm, who also represents Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss.


Until recently she was known for modelling both womenwear and menswear on runways; as well as appearing on the front covers of famous magazines such as ‘Elle’ and ‘New York’. 
However her decision on Wednesday therefore suggested that going forward would mean that she would only be modelling women’s fashion from now on.



In 2011 Pejic walked for Jean-Paul Gaultier in his women's show during Paris Fashion Week

‘I figured out who I was very early on - actually, at the age of 13, with the help of the internet - so I knew that a transition, becoming a woman, was always something I needed to do,’ Andreja expressed to Style.com

On Thursday she posted a selfie with this message to her fans: 'As a transgender woman I hope to show that after transition (a life-saving process) one can be happy and successful in their new chapter'
‘But it wasn’t possible at the time, and I put it off, and androgyny became a way of expressing my femininity without having to explain myself to people too much.’


‘To all trans youth out there, I would like to say respect yourself and be proud of who you are. All human beings deserve equal treatment no matter their gender identity or sexuality.

'To be perceived as what you say you are is a basic human right,’ the Serbian-born model said in a statement released via GLAAD

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