Andreja Pejic is having a moment! The 23-year-old model has landed a major campaign for beauty brand Make Up For Ever and just became the first-ever transgender model to be profiled in Vogue.
Andreja burst onto the scene as Andrej Pejic during Paris Fashion Week in January 2011 when she walked in both the men's and women's shows for Jean-Paul Gaultier and men's show for Marc Jacobs. After building a career modeling both mens and womenswear, she publicly came out as transgender in 2014.
Vogue broke the news about Andreja's Make Up For Ever campaign in a profile in the May 2015 issue, currently available online. With the news, Andreja becomes one of the first transgender models to front a major beauty campaign, following Lea T for Redken.
"If at the beginning of my career in the modelling industry or half way through it or even this time last year you told me that I would end up having a 4 page feature in AMERICAN VOGUE I would have probably told you 'oh I dunno about that! That might be a bit difficult to achieve in the near future.' In fact I was told by various people many times over that the chances of me ending up on these pages were slim to none. So you can only imagine what I'm feeling right now!" Andreja wrote on Instagram.
"Thank you #AnnaWintour,#TonneGoodman, #PatrickDemarchelier and#HelenaSuric for making history and having me be part of it but even more importantly for representing a whole social minority and an often forgotten community of women in such an important publication and opening doors for the rest of the fashion industry to do so! Thank you to my agency @thesocietynyc for being the most supportive agency in the world and pulling off the amazing come back!"
Further details of Andreja's Make Up For Ever campaign have yet to be announced.
This article was originally published on Fashion & Style.