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Andrej Pejic, both male and female model

Andrej Pejic

This Australian model of Baltic descent, just 19 years old, is the sensation of the season, for his androgynous look leaves no one unimpressed. During the Paris fashion shows in January 2011 he modeled for both the men’s and women’s shows for Jean-Paul Gaultier and the men’s shows for Marc Jacobs.

In May 2011, he made the cover for the New York-based magazine Dossier Journal; there he appeared taking off his shirt with his long blond locks in curlers. The photo was considered too indecent by US bookstores Barnes & Noble and Borders, which covered the image with an opaque sleeve. The bookstore chains considered that customers would mistake him for a topless woman.

As of April, 2011 he ranked number 11 on the models.com Top 50 Male Models list, which was surprisingly enough. Yet, controversy arose when male magazine FHM included him as number 98 in its list of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2011. Even though FHM removed his name from the list in its web-page, no changes were made in the print edition.

Next to Pejic‘s image, a text was inserted clarifying that FHM choice was not a mere confusion: ” Though his sexual identity should be ambiguous, the fashionable designers acclaim it like ‘ the next big thing ‘ . ” The blond boy of double sexuality “, continues the article, ” assures to have the hope that some day might be called by Victoria’s Secret to model some of its lingerie”.

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