Perhaps unsurprisingly, Pejic has always been this way. The 19-year-old model loved playing dress-up with girls as a child, and started dying his hair, wearing makeup and shopping for womens clothes from his young teenage years. Hes never been interested in labels. Its not like, Okay, today I want to look like a man, or today I want to look like a woman, he told NYMAg. I want to look like me. It just so happens that some of the things I like are feminine.
Even so, before there was an Andrej Pejic, stylists, casting agents and editors didnt know what to do with him. An agency in Australia, where Pejic was raised after his family fled Bosnia, signed him, but told him he wouldnt get work; London agents were uneasy with his extreme androgyny. It took Carine Roitfeld casting him in a French Vogue shoot and dressing him in Fendi womenswear for the fashion world to take notice.
Since then, Pejic has been unstoppable. The writer quips that, [f]or even a moderately vain female, spending time with Pejic is like losing a race to someone whos not even running, and shes not kidding. He regularly out-struts established female models to coveted finale spots, then turns around and goes straight into the mens shows. Pejics mother couldnt be more proudafter her son appeared in the Gaultier show, she told an Aussi