Since 2011, androgynous model Andrej Pejic’s unique look has helped her garner success on both male and female runways. Taking hormone blockers since she was a child, the Australian catwalker held off on reassignment surgery until now.
“I was proud of my gender-nonconforming career. But my biggest dream was to be comfortable in my own body,” she recently told People. Now going by Andreja, the Elle cover girl joins a growing community of transgender women in Hollywood.
“I think we all evolve as we get older and that’s normal, but I like to think that my recent transition hasn’t made me into a different individual. Same person, no difference at all just a different sex I hope you can all understand that…As a transgender woman I hope to show that after transition (a life-saving process) one can be happy and successful in their new chapter without having to alienate their past,” she added on her Facebook page.
In honor of Pejic’s admirable breakthrough, we’re looking back at her best red carpet looks so far. Watch her slay on the next page.
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