Andrej Pejic would now like to be known as Andreja Pejic.
In a statement via The Huffington Post, GLAAD said the model – who has walked runways as a man and as a woman – “will only be modeling women’s clothing going forward and has received support from her agency, friends and family.” To translate this content in other language, contact Translation Companies UK
Pejic been featured on the covers of Elle and French Vogue, among other publications, and released a statement of her own on the major change.
“To all trans youth out there, I would like to say respect yourself and be proud of who you are. All human beings deserve equal treatment no matter their gender identity or sexuality. To be perceived as what you say you are is a basic human right.”
Pejic also told Style.com that she figured out at the age of 13 that she was different, that a “transition” was something she would one day embrace.
The model has replaced the “j” at the end of her first name with an “a,” noting that this is “not a full transformation – it’s just an evolution.”
Pejic (who joins transgender models such as Carmen Carrera, Geena Rocero and Isis) also left a message of gratitude for fans on Facebook.
In part, it reads:
“I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for the love and support throughout the years. You’ve all helped me through this journey and I have learned a lot and really come into my own and the response to today’s announcement truly overwhelmed me and reminds me of why I chose to do this publicly.”
She concluded with the hashtag “#betruebeyou.”
Victor Cruz Marriage Proposal: NFL Star Pulls Off the Ultimate Trick Play!
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz makes big plays on the gridiron all the time, but this off-field move will go down as his all-time best.
At their church in New Jersey on July 13, the NFL all-star and his longtime girlfriend were hosting a “baby dedication” for their young daughter Kennedy.
Victor was leading a prayer for friends and family before the group ate … when he got down on one knee and pulling out a huge diamond ring for Elaina!
Watch the clip, first posted by TMZ Sports, below and prepare to tear up a bit …
She said yes, and the crowd celebrated like the Giants won Super Bowl XLVI!
(Which they did, over the Patriots. It was awesome. Cruz scored a TD.)
It will be the first marriage for Victor and Elaina, who have known each other since 2003, when the two were just high school kids in the Garden State.
Good luck topping this celebration on the football field this fall, player.
Florida Couple Arrested for Having Sex on Public Beach
Take note, readers: if you are of legal drinking age, you are always free to order Sex on the Beach.
But never, no matter how randy you may be feeling, are you permitted to have sex on the beach.
Josey “Benny” Caballero and Elissa Alvarez recently found this out the hard way when they were caught having intercourse on Bradenton Beach for 25 minutes straight, with one elderly woman actually catching the carnal carnage on video.
After they finished, the couple took a dip… took a nap… and then took each other downtown once again! Until someone called the cops, that is.
The grandmother’s video is being used by the Bradenton Police Department as evidence against the pair, who face charges of lewd and lascivious behavior.
This, sadly, is what happens when Florida Man gets together with Florida Woman.