Androgynous model Andrej Pejic has revealed that she underwent sexual reassignment surgery (SRS) earlier this year and is now a transgender woman. She's also changed her first name to Andreja.
Though she has modeled for men's and women's clothing in the past, from now on she will be solely modeling womenswear.
The 22-year-old recently discussed this major step in her life, explaining how she knew early in her youth that she identified as female. She said:
Project Runway’s Tim Gunn is both openly gay and a staunch supporter of the LGBT community.
Which is why MANY were surprised when he recently admitted he’s against the use of transgender models in the fashion industry!
What the whaaaa??
He doesn’t even think Barneys’ spring campaign, which stars 17 transgender models, was all that progressive!!
Why? In his opinion,
The fashion world seems to be progressing in leaps and bounds lately!
While Barneys New York landed upon 17 transgender models for their spring campaign, MCM is taking a similar — yet entirely different — route.
They, too, are embracing the concept of diversity. But instead of using trans models, they chose a well-known androgynous model: Andrej Pejic!
MCM explained on their site why the choice made sense in the context of their Spring/Summer 2014 line, saying:
Happy, happy news!!!
Androgynous model Andrej Pejic and designer Duran Rembrandt have officially tied the knot!
The pair got hitched at Cosmopolitan Hotel's Pop-Up Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas on Wednesday, and Rembrandt tweeted a pic of the marriage certificate complete with heart emojis!
Awww! We are just OVER THE MOON for them!!!
Now if they would only indulge us with some pics of what they wore on the big day, we'd be much obliged!
Congrats, you two!
Ch-ch-check out pics of Andrej and his marriage certificate in the gallery (below)!
[Image via Instagram.]
How progressive of them.
Gender bender model Andrej Pejic flawlessly covers Elle Serbia’s January issue, making him the first man to do so!
On the cover, Andrej wears head-to-toe Jean Paul Gaultier, which JPG personally sent to the mag after hearing about the ground-breaking shoot.
Inside the spread, Pejic continues being fierce in La Perla and Agent Provocateur lingerie and more JPG when he poses as a man.
This is just as good if not better than Andrej's Candy spread!
What do U think???
[Image via Dusan Reljin/Elle Serbia.]
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Move over Andrej Pejic, Casey Legler is about to take over the art of androgyny!
Miz Legler is an artist, very much a woman, and has a contract with Ford Models, but she doesn't model womenswear.
Instead, Casey exclusively models menswear, and does a helluva job while doing so!!
Check out some of Casey's work and her thoughts about taking on the male modeling world (above)!
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He's the prettiest cover boy in the world!
Andrej Pejic scored the cover of L'Officiel Turkey’s debut issue!
The androgynous model, who is reportedly working on a reality show, is seen posing in tons of faboosh ensembles.
He’s so seductive in these Emir Eralp-lensed shots!
Ch-ch-check out the rest of his lengthy spread in the September issue (below)!
[Image via L'Officiel Turkey.]
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