On Friday, the "Daily Mail," claimed, "Now we know where Elle cover star Andrej Pejic gets his striking looks from." A photo, purported by Pejic to be his stunning mom, led them to add, "The 21-year-old is the spitting image of his mother."
The photo of "Pejic's mom," bears a cloned similarity to the infamous Bosnian political refugee turned model. However, immediate challenges popped up about whether the photo is of he or she, then or now.
One Pejic fan explained, "It was a joke," complaining: "Oh my God, DM never gets it right. For starters Andrej is 21-years-old, not 19. And secondly, that picture is of Andrej not of his mother. The t-shirt print is "2005" bit soon to be sporting in the seventies. lol. Andrej has a really witty sense of humour. It was posted on his instagram with the tagline as a joke."
However, another countered the tee wasn't dated, instead "That'll be the player's number not the year. She's wearing a basketball vest or similar." Can fashion savvy sort out this controversy?
Certainly, some fashions never change, and team sports tees often include a player number; still again, many tees are dated. Conversely, how many player numbers are preceded by a zero? Until Pejic clears this up, whether this is a photo of Andrej or his mother will remain anybody's guess.
In the meantime, the male model who straddles the male-female runways, wearing either male or female fashions with ease, appears to shrug off controversy provoked by his chameleon-like ability to adapt to the gender of any fashion that he dons. Some folks may be a slave to fashion gender; however, not he.
An earlier quote from New York Magazine seems to indicate he is inspired by profit, not by his mama, "The fact that people are using it [his androgynous flexibility] for creative or marketing purposes, it’s just kind of like having a skill and using it to earn money."