Fashion model Andreja Pejic, formerly Andrej Pejic, officially comes out as a transgender female

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Starting as a male model years ago, supermodel Andreja Pejic, 22, broke new ground when she began modeling both men's and women's fashions, eventually becoming the most successful androgynous runway model in history, according to ET.

Now, she's revealed that her transgender transformation is complete, and went public with her decision Wednesday that she will only be modeling women's fashion going forward, according to Daily Mail.

​Of her name change, Pejic says in an in-depth interview with Style.com, '...Andrej is a Christian Orthodox name, and in that religion, it's definitely a male name. So I kept the 'j' and added an 'a,' which actually becomes a name that I don't think exists. But I wanted to keep the 'j' because that's me. That's my name.'

The supermodel told People, 'I want to share my story with the world because I think I have a social responsibility. I hope that by being open about this, it becomes less of an issue.'

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Fashion model Andreja Pejic, formerly Andrej Pejic, officially comes out as a transgender female
In this Jan. 27, 2012 photo, photographer transgender model Andrej Pejic has make-up applied by Cecelia Romero for a fashion shoot in New York. Transgender models have promoted the work of Marc Jacobs and Jean Paul Gaultier, but it’s a man with no plans for gender reassignment surgery who’s straddling the line like no other. Pejic, 20, says he’s perfectly happy being gender neutral. Some in the fashion industry see Pejic as a sign of a new gender fluidity. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Androgynous male model Andrej Pejic wears a creation by Auslander during the Fashion Rio Summer 2012 collection in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
The male model-of-the-moment, 19-year-old Andrej Pejic wears a creation by Andre Lima during the Sao Paulo Fashion Week Summer 2012 collection in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, June 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
In this Jan. 27, 2012 photo, photographer Sebastien Micke, right, photographs transgender model Andrej Pejic on a rooftop in New York. Transgender models have promoted the work of Marc Jacobs and Jean Paul Gaultier, but it’s a man with no plans for gender reassignment surgery who’s straddling the line like no other. Pejic, 20, says he’s perfectly happy being gender neutral. Some in the fashion industry see Pejic as a sign of a new gender fluidity. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Photographer Sebastien Micke pins the outfit of model Andrej Pejic, right,as they prepare for a photo shoot in New York, Friday Jan. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 18: Andrej Pejic attends the 2nd annual Millennial Ball 2.0 for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for cancer research at Marquee on June 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Model Andrej Pejic attends Moet & Chandon Celebrates Its 270th Anniversary With New Global Brand Ambassador, International Tennis Champion, Roger Federer at Chelsea Piers Sports Center on August 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: (L-R) Adam Spoont, Gabriel Schillinger, Andrej Pejic and Zac Nichols attend the Pejic x Snyder Jewelry Line Launch Party at Gilded Lily on April 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)
BELGRADE, SERBIA - MAY 16: Model Andrej Pejic sighted on May 16, 2013 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 31: Sophie Sumner and Andrej Pejic attends The Cinema Society And Gents Host A Screening Of Magnolia Pictures' 'Prince Avalanche' at Landmark Sunshine Cinema on July 31, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
PALM SPRINGS, CA - APRIL 12: Model Andrej Pejic (C) attends Forever 21 Desert Disco at Saguaro Hotel on April 12, 2013 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Forever 21)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 02: (L-R) Andrej Pejic, Emmy Rossum, and Ireland Baldwin attend the Jeffrey Fashion Cares 10th Anniversary Celebration at The Intrepid on April 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Trangender Model Andrej Pejic attends the DSQUARED And Interview Party at Copacabana on February 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: Model Andrej Pejic poses during the Jean Paul Gaultier Menswear Autumn / Winter 2013/14 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 17, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
SINGAPORE - OCTOBER 17: Andrej Pejic attends the inaugural Digital Fashion Week press conference on October 17, 2012 in Singapore. (Photo by Imran Ahmad/Getty Images)
SINGAPORE - OCTOBER 17: (L-R) Andrej Pejic, Patricia Field and Sophie Sumner pose at the inaugural Digital Fashion Week press conference on October 17, 2012 in Singapore. (Photo by Imran Ahmad/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: Andrej Pejic (C) and models pose during the Jean Paul Gaultier Menswear Autumn / Winter 2013/14 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 17, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: Model Andrej Pejic poses during the Jean Paul Gaultier Menswear Autumn / Winter 2013/14 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 17, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 08: Andrej Pejic (2nd from R) attends on backstage 'Rosa Clara Barcelona Bridal Week 2012' on May 8, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Miquel Benitez/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 20: Andrej Pejic walks the runway at the Michalsky Autumn/Winter 2012 fashion show during Michalsky StyleNite at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin at Tempodrom on January 20, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 05: Andrej Pejic, Sharon Needles, and William Belli at the W Hotels Backstage Lounge at Logo's NewNowNext Awards at Avalon on April 5, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for W Hotel)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Andrej Pejic arrives at the British Fashion Awards at The Savoy Hotel on November 28, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 08: Andrej Pejic walks the runway 'Rosa Clara ' during 'Rosa Clara Barcelona Bridal Week 2012' on May 8, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 08: Andrej Pejic walks the runway 'Rosa Clara ' during Barcelona Bridal Week 2012 on May 8, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Robert Marquardt/WireImage)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 08: Andrej Pejic walks the runway 'Rosa Clara ' during Barcelona Bridal Week 2012 on May 8, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Miquel Benitez/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 04: Model Andrej Pejic walks the runway during the Jean-Paul Gaultier Haute-Couture show as part of Paris Fashion Week Fall / Winter 2012/13 on July 4, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 08: Andrej Pejic walks the runway 'Rosa Clara ' during 'Rosa Clara Barcelona Bridal Week 2012' on May 8, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
Andrej Pejic at the Yoana Baraschi Fall 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Box at Lincoln Center on February 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/FilmMagic)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 30: Model Andrej Pejic poses at the reopening of the Myer Bourke Street Store to celebrate it's 100th birthday on March 30, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)
Australian model Andrej Pejic presents a creation by French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier during the spring-summer 2012 men's fashion collection show, on June 23, 2011 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31: Andrej Pejic arrives to celebrate Myer Bourke Street reopening and 100th birthday on March 31, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 26: Andrej Pejic walks the runway during the Jean-Paul Gaultier show as part of the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 at Atelier Jean-Paul Gaultier on January 26, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 20: Andrej Pejic walks the runway during Jean-Paul Gaultier show as part of Paris Menswear Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011-2012 at Atelier Jean-Paul Gaultier on January 20, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images)
Model Andrej Pejic prepares backstage at the Yoana Baraschi Fall 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Box at Lincoln Center on February 13, 2011 in New York City. *** Local Caption ***
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