13 Jan '11, 5am

Gender-bending model turns heads, raises eyebrows (via ST iPhone App)

WITH looks likened to a cross between Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford, Andrej Pejic is the new face of Marc Jacobs and an up-and-coming star in the fashion world. There's just one difference: He's a man. The 19-year-old Pejic, who grew up in Serbia and Australia, was discovered in 2010 and debuted in Jean-Paul Gaultier's Paris show this year, according to a report on news aggregator site Newser. Pejic says his classmates were curious about him while growing up, but he was never bullied. However, because of his androgynous looks, he got 'a lot of free drinks', he said in an interview with Daily Beast. Part of a rising trend in gender-neutral 'femiman' models, he models both male and female clothes, and even chooses heels and makeup when he dresses himself. However, Pejic won't discuss his sexuality, declining to answer what sexual orientation he identified with. When asked if ...

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