ndrej Pejic is an anomaly in the modeling world; he doesn't fit normative physical attributes of most other successful male models. Yet, he has walked the runway for such major fashion houses as Jean Paul Gaultier, Comme des Garçons, Neil Barrett and Marc Jacobs, has been featured on editorial covers from Dossier, Carbon Copy, PF Magazine and Fiasco, as well as countless other editorial campaigns since his discovery in 2008. Andrej has broken boundaries within a strict world of set ideals of appearance and physical beauty. His aesthetic is so interesting because he not only walks the runway for emerging menswear, but also couture womanswear. He first appeared on the runway of both Jean Paul Gaultier's men's and women's lines in 2011 and became the "first man to ever model for a women's lingerie campaign."
Andrej was discovered in a McDonald's in Australia and has risen to notorious fame for his extreme androgynous appeal. In fact, he appeared in FHM Magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2011," causing both scandal and intrigue. Additionally, backlashes have come about in attacks against his body weight and sexuality. However, in 2012 Mr. Pejic walked runway in Paris, Berlin and San Paolo for both mens and womenswear, advancing in the fashion world by forcing his androgyny onto the world. Andrej will continue to be a source of controversy in fashion as long as he keeps up with his gender bending ways. What makes Andrej interesting is that he has faced a lot of adversity in his short life (he's not even 21 years old) and his story is as inspiring as his unique look.
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Written by Scott Persuhn - Tuesday, 08 May 2012 14:51