Caitlyn Jenner might be dominating all the headlines when it comes to transgender awareness but supermodel Andreja Pejic who has been trailblazing the way through the fashion industry for many years, is set to reveal her own journey in a new documentary.
Pejic, 23 who was formally known as Andrej, underwent gender reassignment surgery in January 2014, the new documentary is set to reveal all aspects of her journey.
"A lot of young people grow up confused and feeling like outsiders, different from their family and everyone around them. It’s a lonely life and I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t like to feel a little less lonely. That’s why I decided to do a documentary.” Pejic told Dazed & Confused magazine.
Andreja Pejic: Career in pictures
Andreja Pejic: Career in pictures
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The model appears in American Vogue shot by Patrick Demarchelier
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Andrej Pejic poses during the Jean Paul Gaultier Menswear Autumn/Winter 2013/14 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on 17 January 2013 in Paris
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(L-R) Adam Spoont, Gabriel Schillinger, Andrej Pejic and Zac Nichols attend the Pejic x Snyder Jewellery Line launch party at Gilded Lily on 3 April 2014 in New York
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Pejic attends Moet & Chandon's 270th anniversary party with new global brand ambassador tennis champion Roger Federer at Chelsea Piers Sports Center on 20 August 20 2013 in New York
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Pejic attends Forever 21's Desert Disco at Saguaro Hotel on 12 April 2013 in Palm Springs, California
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Pejic arrives at DSquared2 and Interview magazine's premiere screening of 'Behind The Mirror' in New York
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(L-R) Host Yvette King, Andrj Pejic, Patricia Field, Guo Pei and young designers attend the inaugural Digital Fashion Week press conference on 17 October 2012 in Singapore
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Andrej Pejic walks the runway during the Jean-Paul Gaultier Haute-Couture show as part of Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012/13 on 4 July 2012 in Paris
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Host Kelly Osbourne and Pejic at the W Hotel's Backstage Lounge at Logo's NewNowNext Awards at Avalon on 5 April 2012 in Hollywood, California
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Andrej Pejic walks the runway at the Michalsky Autumn/Winter 2012 fashion show during Michalsky StyleNite at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin at Tempodrom on 20 January 2012 in Berlin, Germany
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Australian model Andrej Pejic presents a creation by French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier during the spring-summer 2012 men's fashion collection show 23 on June 2011 in Paris
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(L-R) Models Jessica Hart, Andrej Pejic and Jennifer Hawkins pose at the reopening of the Myer Bourke Street Store to celebrate it's 100th birthday on 30 March 2011 in Melbourne
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Model Andrej Pejic displays a creation by French designer Jean Paul Gaultier during the Spring/Summer 2012 ready-to-wear collection show on 5 March 2011 in Paris
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Pejic presents a creation by French designer Jean Paul Gaultier during the Spring-Summer 2011 Haute Couture Collection Show on 26 January 2011 in Paris
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French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier kisses Australian model Andrej Pejic holding a gun at the end of his Men's fall-winter 2011-2012 ready-to-wear collection show on 20 January 2011 in Paris
The move comes following the high profile gender announcement from Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner who is now known as Caitlyn Jenner and is filming her own series documenting her transition.
On the subject of Jenner, Pejic says:
"A lot of people went into it thinking, ‘Oh, it’s a publicity stunt. But I feel like he won a lot of people over because it was pretty genuine and heartwarming and you could relate to his pain. The struggle was real and the pain was real."
Pejic who was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina before moving to Melbourne, began her modelling career at 16 and quickly gained international recognition for her androgynous looks.
She walked in both men's and women's shows for Jean-Paul Gaultier as well as men's shows for Rick Owens and Thom Browne.
Pejic made her return to the modelling scene earlier this year following gender reassignment surgery, when she appeared on the catwalk during London Fashion Week for Giles' autumn/winter 2015 show.
She also made history earlier this year when in April she became the first transgender model to appear in American Vogue. She also landed a beauty campaign with Make Up For Ever.
Pejic is hoping to finish her documentary in time for the Sundance Film Festival early next year.Reuse content