Androgynous male model Andrej Pejic is gay magazine Out’s “Stylemaker of the Year,” even though he refuses to say if he’s gay. But one thing is certain; for a man, he’s the most beautiful woman in the world.
Pejic has become an international phenomenon, sort of like David Bowie in the 1976 feature “The Man Who Fell to Earth.” Of this world, yet not of this world.
In a recent photo shoot for fashion magazine Numéro #128, he gives model Ginta Lapina a run for her money in the sexuality sweepstakes.
Titled “The Twins,” photographer Sebastian Kim dares viewers to divine man from woman, as the duo draw from the fall collections of Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Ralph Lauren and others.
They sport matching red lips, albino white hair and translucent, porcelain-like skin in portraits that have been called stoic beauty.
Pejic also covers Out magazine for its “Out 100″ issue. He plays the blushing bride in a very feminine veil, heavy makeup, white dress and rouged cheeks.
Maybe, when the novelty wears off, someone will finally photograph him as a man.
While he may be a thing of beauty, with femine hips, wide eyes, high cheek bones, but, alas, no breasts, he’s irritated with all the attempts to define him.
“Define, refine, constrict, package, and sell… No thank you,” he tells Out.
“I would like to live in a world where your gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and, above all, financial status didn’t affect the opportunities you are given in life, the way you’re treated by others, and your overall freedom,” he adds.
“In a world like that, I wouldn’t be given such a complex definition.”
For someone who has played a convincing Marilyn Monroe, walked in the men’s show for Jean Paul Gaultier and met the Queen of England, that’s saying a lot.