Vogue’s May issue is indeed a groundbreaking one as the magazine profiles its first ever transgender model, Andreja Pejic.
In the mag, Pejic shares about gender fluidity and suggests that the society is finally accepting the transgender community.
“There are just more categories now, it’s good,” said Pejic, 23. “We’re finally figuring out that gender and sexuality are more complicated.”
Having said that, she also mentioned about facing criticism and bigotry when she transitioned. One agent told her, “It’s better to be androgynous than a tranny.”
Pejic, who was born in Bosnia-Herzegovina, came out as transgender last year. She was discovered in 2007 while working at a McDonald’s in Melbourne, Australia. She rose to fame after being featured in Paris Vogue in 2010.
“Andreja had an extraordinary career as a male model, often modelling female clothes; she pulled it off,” Gene Kogan of DNA Model Management, Pejic’s former agency, told Vogue.
“It opened a lot of eyes and made people see things from a new perspective. We’re going to see her influence for years to come.”