Androgynous model Andrej Pejic has been crowned the Style Make of the Year by Out magazine.
On top of his beautiful Out 100 cover, the Australian native opened up about what it's like for him in the modeling world.
Here are some HIGHlights from Andrej's interview:
On whether or not it's difficult to book ad campaigns:
"Well, the media has definitely jumped on the bandwagon. The people, it seems, are coming on fast, now we're just waiting for the clients to catch up. The truth is I have to work twice as hard to be taken as seriously as the top girls. I understand that it will take time for me to prove that I'm actually a good model once you look past the media hype and the uniqueness of my looks. But hey, I'm not the first that has had to fight."
On being asked to get aroused for a shot:
"I declined. I like to serve beauty, not porn."
On meeting Queen Elizabeth:
"I was tempted to wear a suit, like a nice fitted tuxedo, but it didn't work out in the end. So I went for a '90s Sharon Stone-inspired look. And the hair added some youth to the situation. The palace was beautiful—I felt right at home. And let's face it, we all love a good Queen."
Congrats on the honor, Andrej!
[Image courtesy of Out.]
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