Male Model Stars in Bra Ads
Androgynous model Andrej Pejic models for Hema
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 14, 2011 10:38 AM CST
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(Newser) – The "woman" modeling a push-up bra for Dutch department store Hema is actually a man: androgynous model Andrej Pejic. Pejic, 20, is a good choice if you want to boast how effective your "mega" push-up bras are, considering he has no breasts to speak of. The gender-bending model—who does model menswear, too—was also featured in a wedding dress in a Gaultier show this year, AFP notes.

"Pejic looks very pretty in the pictures," writes Alex Rees in New York, but is this truly a good message to send to young women, who are already pushed to be super-skinny? The campaign, Rees concludes, "seems certain to foster a new round of opinion pieces about how lazy (and often, gay male) fashion designers only want to design women's clothing for boy-ish frames." Click for more on Pejic.

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KyleBoiler
Dec 22, 2011 7:11 PM CST
So why is he called a man? He looks more like a woman than transgenders who insisit on being called women.
JamaicaJim
Dec 17, 2011 4:41 AM CST
The Manzere! The Bro! Seinfeld was ahead of it's time............
janelanejones
Dec 15, 2011 9:28 AM CST
he's prettier than me. im jealous.