Andreja Pejic Is The First Transgender Model to Be Profiled in Vogue

April 21, 2015 7:22 PM

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Andreja Pejic Is The First Transgender Model to Be Profiled in Vogue

In the interview, the 23-year-old Serbian-born model opens up about the difficulties of her transition. “Society doesn’t tell you that you can be trans,” she says of her childhood in the Vogue story. “I thought about being gay, but it didn’t fit … I thought, Well, maybe this [the fantasy of living life as a girl] is just something you like to imagine sometimes. Try to be a boy and try to be normal.”

And despite her meteoric rise on the runway — walking in both men’s and women’s shows for high-fashion designers such as Marc Jacobs, Jeremy Scott and Jean-Paul Gaultier — Pejic reveals her modeling success only complicated her transition further. “There was definitely a lot of ‘Oh, you’re going to ...

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