Andreja Pejic (born 28 August 1991) is an Australian model. Pejic is a transgender woman, who until 2014 was billed as an androgynous male model, self-described as living "in between genders".
Andrej Pejić was born in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina and has one older brother, Igor. Pejić's mother, Jadranka Savić is a Bosnian Serb, and Pejić's father, Vlado Pejić, is a Bosnian Croat. The couple divorced shortly after Pejić's birth. During the Bosnian War, Pejić and Igor fled to Serbia with their mother and grandmother, settling in a refugee camp near Belgrade. After the refugee camp, the family settled in Vojska village near Svilajnac.
After the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, Pejić's mother felt unsafe and decided to initiate the process of emigration to Australia. In 2000, the family moved to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as political refugees when Pejić was eight years old.
While attending high school at University High, Pejić was described as being "academically brilliant"...
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