Jun 3, 2015
Andreja Pejić fronts new
Make Up For Ever campaign
Jun 3, 2015
Transgender model Andreja Pejić has revealed a glimpse of her new campaign for cosmetics brand Make Up For Ever.
The Australian beauty, who underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2014, will front a campaign featuring the tagline "Be bold. Be unexpected." It is her first major campaign as a female model, and will see her star alongside actress Jamie Chung. The pair will also launch a series of limited-edition eyeshadow palettes as part of the collaboration.
An excited Pejić posted a sneak peek of the campaign video on her Instagram page, saying: "I can't even describe how incredible it feels to be the 1st transwoman to become a face of a major cosmetics brand @Makeupforeverofficial. Thank you guys for being so brave and giving me this opportunity and for spreading the message that beauty IS diversity and simply that being different is perfectly OK!"
Pejić underwent surgery last year following a successful career as an androgynous male model which saw her walk the runway for designers including Jean Paul Gaultier and Marc Jacobs.
The daring project aims to both celebrate the transformative nature of cosmetics and champion self-expression. It will comprise a digital campaign and in-store events across Sephora US stores and will launch on July 16. The limited edition eyeshadow palettes will be available to purchase from Sephora.com for $48 each from July 19.
The news comes in what is turning out to be something of a pivotal week for the transgender community, following the unveiling of former Olympian Bruce Jenner's first magazine shoot as Caitlyn Jenner. The star launched a Twitter account for her new identity, which amassed a record-breaking 1 million followers in around four hours. Caitlyn Jenner is also rumored to be in talks with cosmetics brand MAC for her own campaign.
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