Trans super-model Andreja Pejic taboo-defying Marie Clare cover defied doubters who said she lost her uniqueness after transitioning. The @marieclaire_es byline on the cover accompanying her image Andreja Pejic Romper El Tabú Breaking the Taboo is just so apropos.
Rather the transgender refugee has become a Australian national treasure as reported by Sydney Morning Herald:
Although 24-year-old Pejic has found plenty of work since becoming a female model (she has a sponsorship deal with make-up brand Make Up For Ever and became the first transgender model to be profiled in Vogue), this is her first magazine cover.
Pejic, who moved with her family from Serbia to Melbourne’s Broadmeadows as a political refugee aged eight, gained prominence in the early 2010s as an androgynous male model.
Pejic was often booked for both men’s and women’s jobs, walking both the men’s and women’s shows for Jean-Paul Gaultier and German designer Michael Michalsky in 2011.
She announced her decision to transition to a woman and model only women’s clothing in July 2014.
Thank you @marieclaire_es for having me on your cover this month as part of the model of the year award. An award that has previously gone to some of my favorite models like @gem.gems @lindaevangelista @dotwillow @anja_rubik I mean….!!! Much love and respect for @thesocietynyc cheers to @donatella_versace for the dress #Versayce #Showgirls #Lookitup
Maurice John Moroney has done wonders for Andreja with tweets mentioning many of us. A wonderful tribute Maurice.
— Maurice John Moroney (@MauriceJohnMoro) February 18, 2016