Thursday 26 April 2018

Andrej Pejic would consider "a sex change" for Victoria's Secret

Hilary Alexander

Hilary Alexander caught up with the catwalk sensation backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier's show.

Andrej Pejic revealed backstage at the Jean Paul Gaultier show in Paris last night that he would consider a sex-change for the hot American lingerie line, Victoria's Secret - including a boob job.

"Yes, if I was offered a Victoria's Secret contract," said the flat-chested, teenage, 'femiman' icon. "You'd have to, wouldn't you. I couldn't imagine doing it any other way.

"But, at this point I'm comfortable with who I am now."

Pejic has rocketed to fame since he made his first appearance as a gorgeous female model in Gaultier's spring/summer 2011 collection in October, followed by an appearance as Gaultier's 'bride' during the haute couture season in January.

Last night, moments before making his catwalk debut at the current Paris prêt-à-porter womenswear season, the blonde bombshell-without-boobs discussed his future career plans.

"There are options. With all the publicity, it's opened a wide range of options, maybe a movie, maybe stuff on TV. "

The 19-year-old Serbian-Australian model has recently done the spring 2011 campigns for Marc by Marc Jacobs, as well as Gaultier, together with numerous editorial shoots with leading fashion photographers for i-D magazine, WWD Japan, Vogue Paris, and Zeit Magazine, among others.

His appearance, fully made-up and coiffed, is unsettling. The perfect complexion, bedroom eyes and Greek statue-like features, coupled with all the right poses, and with a nose for scenting a camera as highly developed as a tiger senses prey, all suggests total femininity, even if his long blonde hair has been teased into a French pleat, and resembles what he calls "granny chic." In every respect, from height to ironing-board chest, he is a "sister" to the hundreds of androgynous, but female models who man the catwalks.

He says he feels he looks like "a 1960's housewife who ran away to Hollywood", or else Dusty Springfield, "yes, eternally."

"It's how I feel and it feels good," he said of the rocket-propelled career that has seen him go from being talent-spotted in a fruit market in Melbourne, Australia - where he grew up - to global, if transitory fame.

"No, I wouldn't have planned any of this or predicted it. But if that is what it takes for me to have a career in this industry, then why not?"

Pejic said he had always known he 'looked like a girl', but it had never worried him.

"I always experimented with hair and make-up, probably more extreme than I am now; pink Mohawks and things like that."

Pejic also revealed that he is in line for a catwalk spot in one of the biggest fashion shows of this Paris season. Chanel? Louis Vuitton? Watch this space.

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