• Wed, Mar 23 2011

Andrej Pejic Wants You To Stop Trying to ‘Categorize’ Him

Block Magazine is celebrating the otherwordly beauty of Andrej Pejic with an editorial “Boy Wonder” and interview (always a nice get for a non-supermodel). When they asked him about whether or not he was comfortable being the face of a new movement in androgyny alongside Lea T, he said:

Well I don’t think my situation and Lea T’s are completely different when it comes to our personal lives but that’s personal, for me at least. And I really think people should stop trying to categorize me because of their need for labels. When it comes to our professional lives, well she only does women’s wear and I think I cover more fields. Some people in the industry will use us in a very similar way to represent similar ideas and some will want me to be a bit different from her – more androgynous, more boyish or even sex-less rather than womanly. I think professionally I am capable of being very versatile.

TheGloss is always psyched to see Andrej, but I think he’s dead right: he is versatile. Moreover, in the short time it’s taken him to rule the male modeling world, I’ve already gotten kind of bored with yet another editorial of Andrej Pejic wearing a dress. Yes, he’s gorgeous and delicate and feminine, but it would be a lot more interesting if every image of him didn’t hinge on that feminine quality.

(Stylecaster)

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  • Kayla

    I have never been as fascinated by a model as I am with Andrej. There is just something about him (in men or women’s clothing) I can’t get enough of.

  • oja

    the only thing I categorize him as is sexy…SO sexy.
    But, yeah, it is getting really annoying that all people seem to focus on is the superficial shock value of him wearing feminine clothing; especially since I never found it all that shocking to begin with…just sexy.

    • Ashley Cardiff

      i think it ultimately does him a disservice. i’d hate to see someone as gorgeous as Pejic become stale because every time he turns up it’s in a dress and he’s styled like a woman. there’s too great a model in there to see him pigeon-holed this early in his career.