Australian Andrej Pejic is one of the hottest models on the fashion scene right now. You’ll be seeing a lot more of Andrej’s lovely face soon, in Jean Paul Gaultier’s spring ad campaign and in the new Marc by Marc Jacobs ads. When you see photos of this beauty, who has appeared in the pages of French and Italian Vogue, you may be struck by Andrej’s enviable cheekbones or gorgeous long blond hair. But there’s something about Andrej that’s a little … different. And you’ve got to see it to believe it. Andrej is a dude. Yes, ladies, 19-year-old Andrej is at the forefront of a new modeling trend — guys who look like girls. And while I’ve seen plenty of androgynous-looking male models, Andrej may very well take the cake. We’ve all gotten used to impossibly tall, size-0 glamazons modeling our clothes for us. How do you feel about seeing your potential clothing, hair, and makeup purchases on … men? Do you view Andrej’s newfound popularity as a cool, inclusive new development for the fashion industry? Or is this latest trend simply ridiculous? Article by Yahoo! Shine * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Regardless of whether this is just one of the fashion world’s trends or marketing tactics, I have to say I love to see this. Whether you love it or hate it, this is a huge step in getting away from the narrow-minded images that the industry promotes. Not all women and men fall into the stereotypical feminine/masculine image and even if they do, they shouldn’t be forced to dress a way they don’t want to. It’s been more socially acceptable for women to wear men’s clothes – it’s nice that we could be moving toward acceptance for all. It’s Jean Paul Gaultier’s and Marc Jacobs using Andrej, and I’m not surprised. These two designs have been breaking the mold for a while, from Jean Paul walking Crystal Renn down the runway and using plus-size models in a lingerie fashion show to Marc Jacob talking about creating a plus-size line. These are two designers that think for themselves and aren’t afraid to take risks. They may just trying to be different, but the initiatives they take shows the world, little by little, that there is room for everyone. I can’t wait to see more of Andrej Pejic and more gender-bending!