Andreja Pejic: 'I'm like any other female model'
Transgender model Andreja Pejic finally feels like she can do whatever any other girl can do.
The 24-year-old was born a boy, and up until 2014 worked as an androgynous male model. However, after transitioning to womanhood Andreja’s career has gone from strength to strength, including fronting campaigns for Make Up For Ever.
“After I completed my transition and was living my life completely as a woman, I decided to share my story with the public. I thought, whatever happens, happens,” she told America’s Allure magazine. “When Make Up For Ever approached me (about a contract) it as very early on in the transgender movement – even before Caitlyn (Jenner). I was like, wow. I didn’t expect it so soon. It’s major for any model to have a make-up contract. For me, it’s a great career step, but it’s also nice just to show that this is possible. I can do what any other girl can do.”
Andreja’s other accolades include an ad campaign for Kenneth Cole and becoming the first openly transgender model profiled by Vogue.
When it comes to make-up, the Bosnian-model has finally figured out how best to work her face. As well as staying loyal to Make Up For Ever, Andreja’s other hero products include offerings from skincare brands Paula’s Choice and GlamGlow.
“I have a very angular face, so my make-up routine is focused around softening my features, and I’ve finally learned how to contour to my advantage,” she smiled. “A make-up artist once told me, ‘Highlight and contour are the bra, blush is the breast’. You concentrate on doing the highlight and the darkening, then use a little blush to fill out the breast.”