Transgender model Andreja Pejic just became the first transgender model to be profiled in Vogue – and now she’s landed a major beauty contract.
Pejic has been announced as the face of Make Up For Ever, making her one of the few transgender models to score such a campaign.
We seem to be reaching a transgender tipping point, with Laverne Cox appearing nude in Allure and being named one of People magazine’s Most Beautiful people for 2015.
“There are just more categories now,” Pejic told Vogue. “It’s good. We’re finally figuring out that gender and sexuality are more complicated.”
What Mamamia said earlier…..
We couldn’t happier that the pages of our favourite magazines are stepping up.
They’ve accepted plus-size models, short models, black models, disabled models and older models into their ranks like they’ve always been there (which they should have been).
But never before have they openly embraced, spoken about and given rise to the topic of transgender models.
In US Vogue’s May issue, transgender model Andreja Pejic shares her war-stricken history, arduous gender-confirmation surgery, struggle to reconcile with her identity, and now, a willingness to excel in a job description that usually favours the “majority.”
This deserves a standing ovation.
Born Andrej Pejic in Bosnia, just months before the start of the Bosnian War, Andreja fled to a refugee camp with her family before emigrating to Melbourne, Australia.