Andreja Pejic

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About

Famous for her modeling work for Marc Jacobs and Michael Michalsky, this Bosnian-born-Australian transgender woman underwent sex reassignment surgery in 2014. The following year, she became Vogue magazine's first featured transgender model.

Before Fame

She was discovered by a modeling agent while she was a student at Melbourne, Australia's University High School. Early in her career, she modeled both female and male fashions at designer Jean Paul Gaultier's early 2011 fashion show in Paris, France.

Trivia

In 2013, she acted in a Turkish television series titled Fatih.

Family Life

The children of Bosnian-born Serbian mother Jadranka Savic and Bosnian-Croatian father Vlado Pejic, Andreja Pejic (born Andrej Pejic) and her older sibling, Igor, were born in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and spent part of their childhoods in a Serbian refugee camp. When she was eight years old, Pejic immigrated with her family to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Associated With

In 2013, she was featured in rock star David Bowie's "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" music video.