Andrej Pejic Doesn’t Want to Be Compared to Lea T

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Model Andrej Pejic displays a creation by French designer Jean Paul Gaultier during the Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 ready-to-wear collection show on March 5, 2011 in Paris. AFP PHOTO/Pierre Verdy (Photo credit should read PIERRE VERDY/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: PIERRE VERDY

"There are similarities between myself and Lea T, and we're placed in the same category, but our look is very different," Andrej Pejic tells British Vogue. "Lea has been extremely brave in being very honest about her journey — but I don't really see myself as being here to challenge transgender stereotypes. I'm just myself. It's taken a while to be taken seriously,  but I hope to prove that I'm very versatile and that I'll still be here after the phenomenon has passed."