Best and worst of life as a woman
Andrej Pejic answers three burning questions from Urban’s Facebook fans:
Do you ever think of becoming a woman at the end of the day?
It’s definitely something I’ve thought about since I was a kid.
It’s a difficult path to take and I would like to keep my options open.
Obviously, right now, I’m living in between genders and it’s not the easiest way to live if you’re not a star in fashion.
It takes a toll on your mind and emotions because of the social factors and the inner struggles you have to face.
What is the best experience you have had modelling womenswear?
Wearing the bridal dress for the Jean Paul Gaultier couture show last year was a big deal because it helped launch my career.
That picture went everywhere and people started knowing who I was.
It made me feel accepted and was a validation of my role as a male model working in women’s fashion.
I knew that I would be donning the dress only during my model fittings.
At that time, I didn’t know how important the bridal dress is in a couture show. And Jean Paul was very playful and nonchalant about it.
The headpiece was insane and weighed at least 5kg.
It was built and pinned into my hair and I had to spend an hour sitting down while the team worked on it.
What is the best and worst thing about being Andrej Pejic?
I cherish the experiences I get, going to new places and meeting new people.
I also enjoy being in a position where I can inspire the works of creative people.
The worst thing has to be proving myself or my existence in the fashion business to other people and the media.