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As Fashion Week gets under way in New York City, Andrej is one of the most recognisable - and controversial - faces in the industry.
He’s the only top-tier fashion model who can walk down the runway as either a man or a woman.
His androgynous beauty has turned him into a trendsetter in an industry that’s always seeking to push the envelope.
“He’s just this beautiful thing that everyone wants a piece of,” says stylist Ken Anderson, who dressed Andrej for a German magazine cover.
He has the kind of face that makes even the vainest woman jealous: high cheekbones, flawless skin and plump, shapely lips.
Andrej graced the covers of 14 magazines last year alone, including an ad campaign for a Dutch push-up bra.
But life hasn’t always been so easy or glamorous for the 20-year-old.
Born in Bosnia, Andrej spent much of his childhood living in a Serbian refugee camp before his family fled the country and moved to Melbourne.
He was discovered by a talent scout while working at a McDonald’s as a teenager.
From an early age, Andrej says he exhibited qualities thought of as traditionally feminine, for instance, preferring Barbie dolls over toy cars.
As a teenager, he often hung out with girls and was once busted for stealing makeup.
Andrej says acceptance from his friends and family made him comfortable in his own skin.
At 6-feet-1, he’s rail-thin, a women’s size 2 or 4. His shoe size is the most problematic.
Technically a women’s size 11, he’s forced to squeeze his feet into a size 10 to walk in women’s shows.
He has plans to eventually begin his third level education, having deferred his acceptance to an Australian university.
If fashion doesn’t work out, he’d like to go back to major in economics or law.
Although open to discussing almost anything, Andrej remains secretive about his sexual orientation.
When asked whether he prefers men or women, he coyly smiles.
“Love has no boundaries,” he says.
(via Model Andrej Pejic risks being overexposed, experts say | Herald Sun)