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At 14, I gave up trying to pretend to be a boy: Androgynous model

Bosnian-born Australian model Andrej Pejic is currently the darling of the fashion world, wanted by all the top fashion designers to walk their runways. His lithe, thin, 1.88m -frame has been hailed as the perfect "clothes hanger" frame and his androgynous looks allow him to walk both the men's AND women's fashion shows.\nBut it wasn't always that way.\n

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21st October 2012 01:58

Alessia Valenza

Ironically, Pejic said the day he stopped pretending to be a boy was the day he became comfortable in his own skin and paved the way for him to be talent-scouted by fashion’s bigwigs.

"When I was 13 or 14, I got over that shy period, that period when I was trying to be a boy, trying to play sports and things like that," Pejic told Yahoo! Singapore on Wednesday.

"At the age of 14 or 15, I said ‘I can’t do this anymore, I can’t act’ so I bleached my hair and never looked back," said the 21-year-old model with silky long platinum-blonde hair and milky skin.

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