Andreja Pejic’ has been turning heads – -and winning hearts – since she was discovered at a McDonald’s in Australia at the age of 16. She walked the runway for Gaultier in 2011, in 2015 she became the face of Makeup For Ever as well as the first transgender model to be featured in Vogue, and she closed out 2016 with a gorgeous holiday campaign for Reformation. So what’s she up to nowadays? Oh, you know, just kicking ass, blazing trails, breaking barriers and landing a GQ cover is all.
Pejic’ is peering out from behind her tousled mane on the glossy exterior of GQ Portugal’s April 2017 issue. Both of the model and the publication shared the cover shot on Instagram today, teasing the magazine’s newsstand released tomorrow. GQ’s caption was a pretty straightforward “@andrejapejic for GQ Portugal’s April issue, tomorrow on stands” but Pejic’s went a little deeper.
“I’d say this covered represents me getting my long-awaited revenge on all those boys who didn’t want to hold hands in public when I was finding out about love for the first time,” she wrote, adding of the peace sign and cool smiley in sunglasses emoji. Girl, we hear you. And if the best revenge is success, it seems that Pejic’ is a clear winner in that category.
“However’” she added “all pettiness aside Moto Obrigado to the good peeps at GQ Portugal for the award and his little moment in history. I only hope we can all increase the sorcery in 2017.”
More sorcery, more trans visibility, more Andreja Pejic’ in general – sounds like exactly what 2017 and America needs. With this country’s appalling attitude towards the well-being and safety of so many trans kids, we seeing a transgender, (albiet a white and feminine presenting one), powerhouse like Pejic’ on the cover of a glossy monthly could provide an invaluable glimmer of hope.
So, GQ, how about you put Pejic’ on your US cover next, cool? Cool.