Transgender fashion model Andreja Pejic has landed himself on the cover of a major fashion magazine and will adorn the March issue of Marie Claire Spain.
Born male as Andrej in Bosnia, Pejic had previously been designated an androgynous model; however, the 24-year-old underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2014, and he has been modeling as a female ever since.
Entertainment Tonight reports Pejic will be featured on the cover of Marie Claire Spain with a headline reading “Romper el tabu Andreja Pejic la top transsexual (en portada),” which translates to “Breaking the taboos, Andreaja Pejic, the top transsexual.”
— Marie Claire (@marieclaire_es) February 19, 2016
The transgender model told the outlet in 2014, “I realized my past as an androgynous model doesn’t make me any less of a woman today … And I’m proud of it.”
Pejic added he knew at age 13 changing genders was “something I always had to do.”
Last February, Pejic appeared on a catwalk at London Fashion Week.
Two months later, in April, he became the first trans model to be featured in a photo spread in Vogue.