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Transgender Model Andreja Pejic Wants to Get Into Acting

Photos: Love Magazine

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This year alone, Andreja Pejic's already made news as the first transgender female model to land a major cosmetic contract and a full-blown profile in the May issue of Vogue. Now she's adding a four-page feature in Love Magazine to her resume, with her apperance in the "Love 14 The Talents" Autumn/Winter 2015 issue.

The magazine's EIC and founder Katie Grand styled Pejic's feature herself, with the model wearing an absolutely enormous hat by Andrew Sauceda. In another dreamy shot, Pejic wears a black tulle Dondup shirt with eco-feathers.

She talks about her recent success in the article, including her Make Up For Ever gig, saying, "I got a new purpose after my transition, and I realized how things are in the world. Like, I wanted to prove that this was possible, that I could model as well as a female model, and be accepted as a woman in this industry."  She also reveals that she's taking acting classes, and she scored two big auditions this year.

The model, who recently made an appearance onstage at a Taylor Swift concert, told Love that she hopes she's reached a point where she's not "in a separate category from other women. Because for me, I grew up wanting to be a woman, that’s how I felt. I do believe gender is a spectrum, and there are people that feel in the middle, but I’ve always felt I was a woman, and I’ve done everything I can do to live life as a woman. I feel I just have to be accepted as who I am and be given the same opportunities."

Andreja Pejic