Andreja Pejić Becomes First Transgender Model On GQ With A Stunning Cover
This cover girl is blazing another trail for trans models.
Model Andreja Pejić just made history with her latest magazine cover. Gazing out from beneath her tousled mane, wearing a dainty, lace bralette, Pejić is officially the first-ever transgender model to cover GQ Portugal. And what’s more, she not only stuns on one but two glossy cover photos.
Both the publication as well as Pejić posted the groundbreaking images on Instagram. GQ shared the cover duo, writing, “Two covers, one historical issue.” Pejić, however, went a little more sentimental with her caption.
"I'd say this cover represents me getting my long awaited revenge on all those boys who didn't wanna hold hands in public when I was finding out about love for the first time," wrote Pejić. And if the best revenge is success, it seems like Pejić is a clear winner in that category.
I'd say this cover represents me getting my long awaited revenge on all those boys who didn't wanna hold hands in public when I was finding out about love for the first time✌️😎 However all pettiness aside 🙏 MUITO OBRIGADO🙏 to the good peeps at @GQPortugal for the award and this little moment in history. I only hope we can all increase the sorcery in 2017🌹xx
"However," she added, "all pettiness aside MUITO OBRIGADO to the good peeps at @GQPortugal for the award and this little moment in history. I only hope we can all increase the sorcery in 2017."
Pejić, now 25 years old, was discovered at the age of 16 while working at a McDonald’s in Melbourne, and since then, her career has sky-rocketed. She walked the runway for Gaultier in 2011, in 2015 she became the face of Make Up For Ever as well as the first transgender model to be featured in Vogue and she closed out 2016 with a gorgeous holiday campaign for Reformation. It's safe to say Pejić has certainly been a trailblazer for those in the transgender community who have come after her.
Whether its body, racial, ethnic or religious diversity, it is encouraging to continue to see the fashion industry strive to neglect conformity and recognize beauty in authenticity.