Transgender Model Andreja Pejic Lands First Major Magazine Cover Since Her Transition
By Rachel McRady
As she continues to break down barriers, top transgender
model Andreja Pejic has landed her first major magazine cover for the March
issue of Marie Claire Spain. The Bosnian beauty, 24, looks stunning in a netted
lavender mini-dress with green, black and brown embellishments.
For the cover, her dirty blonde hair is down and natural and
she’s not wearing any jewelry. The headline reads “Romper el tabu Andreja Pejic
la top transsexual (en portada),” which loosely translates to “Breaking the
taboos, Andreaja Pejic, the top transsexual (on the cover).”
The Marie Claire Spain cover certainly isn’t the first
boundary the Pejic has broken down since she came out as a transgender woman in
2014. In April 2015, she became the first transgender model to land a spread in Vogue.
Back in July 2014, Pejic spoke with ET about her transition
as she continues to model in the fashion world. “I realized my past as an
androgynous model doesn’t make me any less of a woman today,” she told ET. “And
I’m proud of it.”
"It was at the age of 13 when I discovered what trans means
and what gender identity means and what sexuality means, and I knew that this
was something I always had to do," she added.
Pejic recently signed a second year contract with Make Up
For Ever and was named Model of the Year for Marie Claire Spain. Previous
models to earn this title include Doutzen Kroes, Irina Shayk, Linda Evanelista
and Anja Rubik.