Courtesy of Vogue Australia

448: Andreja Pejić

Transgender Model

Born: 28 August 1991, Tuzla, Yugoslavia (Present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Before announcing her transition in 2013, Andreja was known as the first and only completely androgynous supermodel in the world.

Post-transition, Andreja was the first transgender woman to be featured in American Vogue. She then went on to become the first Transgender woman to become the face of a major makeup campaign—Makeup Forever, and the first transgender model to front a Bonds lingerie campaign.

Her family emigrated to Australia when she was eight years old after fleeing war torn Yugoslavia. Because of these experiences, today Andreja advocates for nuclear disarmament and world peace.

Sources:

https://models.com/models/andrej-pejic

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-7046199/Transgender-model-Andreja-Pejic-discusses-struggles-gain-acceptance-fashion-industry.html