Andreja Pejic is a force to be reckoned with!
"I was told by various people many times over that the chances of me ending up on these pages were slim to none. So you can only imagine what I'm feeling right now," Pejic says in a new post on Instagram, sharing her beautiful black and white portrait above.
"Thank you #AnnaWintour, #ToniGoodman, #PatrickDemarchelier and #HelenaSuric for making history and having me be part of it but even more importantly for representing a whole social minority and an often forgotten community of women in such an important publication and opening doors for the rest of the fashion industry to do so!"
Inside the magazine, she opens up to writer Alice Gregory about others in the industry trying to dissuade her from undergoing gender-confirmation surgery.
"There was definitely a lot of ‘Oh, you’re going to lose what’s special about you. You’re not going to be interesting anymore. There are loads of pretty girls out there,’" Pejic admits. One agent reportedly even told Pejic, "It’s better to be androgynous than a tranny."
But with runway appearances at London Fashion Week and a campaign for Make Up For Ever on the horizon, Pejic's post-surgery career isn't slowing down. And while she admits it's been hard to find a man after her public transition, she adds that she's in a great place right now.
"I got to a place where I was like, ‘I’m successful and happy with what I’ve achieved. There’s nothing I should be ashamed of. You can take it or leave it.’”
See more of her Vogue feature right here -- and check out the gallery above for Andreja's modeling work!
The May issue of Vogue is on newsstands now.