Andreja Pejic Lands First Fashion Magazine Cover With Marie Claire Spain Following Her Gender Reassignment Surgery

Andreja Pejic has landed her first magazine cover with Marie Claire Spain following her gender reassignment surgery. The 24-year-old model appears on the magazine’s cover for their March 2016 edition looking very beautiful in a sheer crocheted dress with the headline next to her reading “Romper El Tabú” (“Breaking the Taboo”). Pejic appears in an eight-page spread and four-page cover story entitled, “Fuera De La Crisálida” (“Out of the Chrysalis.”)

Andreja was also named Marie Claire Spain’s Model of the Year. Past winners of the prestigious accolade include Saskia de Brauw, Irina Shayk, Gemma Ward, Arizona Muse, Doutzen Kroes, Linda Evangelista and Anja Rubik.

Speaking of her win, Andreja said,

“Receiving the ‘Model Of The Year’ award from Marie Claire Spain with previous title-holders – which include some of my favorite models like Saskia, Anja, Arizona, Gemma and Linda – I mean, need I really explain!? It feels beyond to have my name follow and gives me hope in showing that girls like us are girls that are just as good!”

She also recently spoke at the Time To THRIVE Conference, which took place on Valentine’s Day in Texas, about growing up, her journey to realising she was a transgender woman and her inspiring campaign with Kenneth Cole. The part where she said she was a loner in school and read a lot reminded me of my own experiences. She gave a really interesting and articulate speech at the conference which you can view below:

Ellen Page Comes Out

Ellen made the brave decision to come out as gay

Ellen made the brave decision to come out as gay

Actress Ellen Page has revealed that she is a lesbian saying,

“I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission.”

The 26-year-old star, was nominated for an Oscar for her part in Juno, came out at a Las Vegas conference for gay teenagers.

“I’m here today because I am gay. And because … maybe I can make a difference,” she said. “To help others have an easier and more hopeful time. Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility.”

She has also starred in Inception, Peacock, Hard Candy and To Rome with Love and X-Men: The Last Stand and she is also currently working on Freeheld which is a drama about a terminally ill police detective and her struggle to assign her retirement benefits to her lesbian lover, who will be played by Julianne Moore.

Page also spoke in her speech about her suffering for years because she was scared to go public about her sexuality.

“My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered and my relationships suffered. And I’m standing here today, with all of you, on the other side of all that pain.”

Time to THRIVE organiser Human Rights Campaign tweeted the news and wrote: ‘Congratulations, @EllenPage for taking the steps to live openly and come out as lesbian. #comingout #timetoTHRIVE (sic).’

Page in her speech also praised others like athlete Michael Sam, who revealed he was gay this month and he could become the National Football League’s first openly homosexual player.

Congrats Ellen on been so brave. I’m glad you’ve come out the other side of all your pain. Best of luck with everything.

Watch Ellen’s inspirational and brave speech below: