Andreja Pejic Tells Vogue About Her Gender Transition

Andreja Pejic has become the first transgender model to be profiled by Vogue US, appearing in the new May 2015 issue. Photographed for an image with the profile by photographer Patrick Demarchelier and styled by Tonne Goodman, Andreja has spoken on her struggle to understand her gender identity, explaining that she felt pressured by society to fit in. She often felt that she had to do what was considered "normal" and so briefly considered being gay, but realised it wasn't what she wanted. She candidly commented: "Society doesn't tell you that you can be trans. I thought about being gay, but it didn't fit... I thought, 'Maybe this is just something you like to imagine sometimes. Try to be a boy and try to be normal'." 

She also explained that puberty was very difficult and she wanted to stop it from happening at the time: “I wanted to stop puberty in its early tracks. I was worried about my feet being too big, my hands being too big, my jawline being too strong.” Thankfully, Andreja feels people's attitudes are changing and she has been welcomed into the fashion industry. She believes people are shifting their views: “There are just more categories now. It’s good. We’re finally figuring out that gender and sexuality are more complicated.” Andreja is also celebrating landing a major beauty campaign - she is the new face of Make Up For Ever.


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