Andrej Pejic is an Australian model who was born on August 28, 1991. Pejic is a transgender woman who has been modeling since 2008. She gathered a lot of attention in the fashion industry due to her immense success when modeling women's clothing.
Pejic who born in Tuzla, Bosnia alongside an older brother, Igor. Her parents divorced shortly after her birth. During the Bosnian war, Pejic and her brother moved to Serbia with their grandmother and mother where the settled in a refugee camp located just outside Belgrade.
Shortly after the 1999 NATO bombing of Serbia, Pejic and her family moved to Australia as political refugees. This is where she then spent most of her time growing up. As a student in high school, she was considered to be academically gifted.
Andrej Pejic was first discovered at the age of 17 while working at McDonald's. She then signed with storm Models in 2010. Pejic was well-known for modeling both feminine and masculine clothing. During the Paris fashion shows in January of 2011, she walked during the women's and men's shows for designer Jean-Paul Gaultier.
In may of 2011, she was showcased on the cover of the Dossier Journal, a New-York based magazine. Both Borders and Barnes & Nobles considered the cover to be too risque, therefore, the covered each copy of the magazines with an opaque sleeve.
Over the years, Andrej Pejic has been featured in editors or French Vogue, Italian Vogue Numero and W. In addition, she was also on the cover of New York magazine's fall fashion issue as well as the summer cover of i-D magazine and Dossier. In fact, Pejic is the first openly transgender model to be profiled by Vogue, in their May 2015 issue.
She became the face of Marc by Marc Jacobs in 2011. Pejic made her acting debut while playing Radu the Beautiful in the Turkish television series known as Faith.
Andrej Pejic officially went through with sexual reassignment surgery in early 2014. In July of the same year, she spoke with an interviewer from People magazine about the entire experience. Two months later, she announced plans to begin collecting funds online to make a personally produced movie about her road to becoming a woman, as well as life as a transgender woman in the modeling industry and the struggles that she has to overcome because of it.