Andreja Pejic (born Andrej) has been famous for several years as a “gender bending” fashion model, who has worked in both men’s and women’s clothing lines. Recently she had been increasingly appearing as a woman, and just two days ago came out publicly about her transsexuality.
According to Pejic, she “dreamt of being a girl” and one of her first memories is “spinning around in my mum’s skirt trying to look like a ballerina.” She started taking puberty blockers to maintain an androgynous appearance, and at 17 burst onto the fashion scene with her tall, thin, blonde persona. At first she was satisfied remaining somewhat gender fluid, but a year and a half ago she reconsidered and recently completed GRS to become fully female.
She has also come out to some strange criticism, such as from Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn, who said:
“The fact that fashion designers would put basically adolescent-shaped boys or men in women’s clothes is head-scratching for me because, anatomically, women and men have different shapes.
So, to be looking at women’s fashion on a tall, skinny guy with no hips, there’s no way you can project yourself into those clothes.”
Right. Because the average 5’11-inch size 0 fashion model is so representative of the average woman. Wait, what?