10 January 2012

Andrej Pejic: 2 Models for the Price of 1

At first glance, most people would say that model Andrej Pejic appears to be a woman. However, given a closer look, you'll find that is not the case. Andrej, 20, is originally from Bosnia, had to escape to a refugee camp in Belgrade during the Bosnian War, eventually settling in Australia.

He was discovered as model material between the ages of 16 and 17, and is now one of the most sought after androgynous models in the industry. He has modeled for many major names like Jean-Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, and John Galliano. 

The fact that his gender is apparently ambiguous is what intrigues the designers the most -- and the fact that he can model as male or female is obviously a huge plus for whoever is paying for him. 

In an interview with OUT Magazine, Andrej answers questions about being a male interested in feminine things.

OM: If you had something to say to the boys who go to who might live in a smaller town in America and play with the idea of femininity and masculinity, [what would you say]?

ANDREJ: It's okay, you know, it's ok to do it and be different, and to explore this side of you. It's nothing that you should suppress.

OM: How do you deal with bullies or people who mention something about you and your clothes?

ANDREJ: You need to get to a point where, you know, if it makes you happy then at the end of the day no one can take away from that. You have to understand that a lot of people are not so educated in these matters and can be ignorant. so I guess the hatred, or whatever it is, comes from that.

Designer Marc Jacobs talks about Andrej: "There is just a feeling like 'this boy is so beautiful' and, you know, i think we live in a modern world and I hate labels. I hate when people say something is masculine or feminine, or pretty or ugly, because to me everything is interesting if you're interested in it."

Whether or not you can tell he is a man or a woman (and truly, that shouldn't matter anyway), what we all can agree on, without question, is that he is truly beautiful, and his beauty goes beyond labeling a gender. Based on many sources, he seems pretty intelligent as well, so we look forward to this AndrejAndro bringing some of his knowledge even beyond the high-fashion world to open up some minds to see beauty in all its different forms.

check out more beautiful images of Andrej >> here <<


  1. wow... how interesting. i've never heard of him before this. now thats a pretty man! damn!

    1. glad to have informed you! isn't he beautiful? i think we'll be seeing more and more of him in the near future.

    2. He is gorgeous~ This is the future.

  2. I just read the first two lines and my jaw dropped,
    this is very interesting, he takes really good photos.
    i actually like the fact that physically he is unique by neither feminine or masculine!