This month, FHM put out a list of the 100 women it deems the "sexiest in the world" — because these days, images and information about hot ladies is so hard to come by. And rank. It would seem hard to make a mistake when putting an arbitrary list like this together — criteria: female, poses for photos, gets publicity — but the magazine did, by putting male model Andrej Pejic on the list, at number 98, beating out Lady Gaga and Izabel Goulart in the bottom two. The article about Pejic seems to have been removed from the FHM website, but StyleCaster dug it up.
Here's part of it:
Although his sexual identity is ambiguous, designers are hailing him as the next big thing. We think ‘thing’ is quite accurate. Tall, skinny, and flat-chested, Andrej is considered in couture circles as the “perfect coat-hanger” for high fashion garments, moving the industry on from hot girls who look dangerously boyish to just boys who look like girls. Having managed to get away with it in campaigns for Marc Jacobs and Jean Paul Gaultier, the blonde gender-bender has jumped the gun in hoping he might one day be signed as a Victoria’s Secret Model (Pass the sick bucket). Well, he might have a hard time keeping it a secret then.
Right, pass the sick bucket because no matter what they say, they are still endorsing Pejic as the 98th sexiest "woman" of the year. So he is sexier, by FHM standards, than number 100 on the list, Izabel Goulart, who is a Victoria's Secret model. If we were to guess what may have happened in the writing of this story, knowing what little we do about straight males who make a living at a magazine that helps other straight men assert their masculinity, is some straight male who writes for FHM saw photos of Pejic, mistook him for a woman, found out he was actually a man, and wrote this snide article to show his fellow bros at the magazine how blatantly not attracted he is to androgynous dudes, despite actually thinking one is hot. Then, maybe, he went out, had a Miller Lite at Hooters, and told his work buddies the next day he spent the night blowing lines off of strippers that totally wanted to have unprotected sex with him.