Model Andreja Pejic, formerly known as Andrej Pejic, has become yet another influential person in the industry to break down the barrier for the LGBT community.
The acclaimed model, who has appeared on covers of Elle and French Vogue, has publicly come out as a transgender woman and announced that she will solely model women's fashion going forward, with the support of her friends, family and agency.
"To all trans youth out there, I would like to say respect yourself and be proud of who you are," Pejic told GLAAD. "All human beings deserve equal treatment no matter their gender identity or sexuality. To be perceived as what you say you are is a basic human right."
She also posted a selfie on Facebook with the following message to her fans: "I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for the love and support throughout the years. You've all helped me through this journey and I have learned a lot and really come into my own and the response to today's announcement truly overwhelmed me and reminds me of why I chose to do this publicly.