This could be exactly the sort of reality show Australia needs.
As the indefensible Being Lara Bingle and The Shire spatter living rooms across the country with insipid commentary and sparkly faux tan on a weekly basis, Serbian Australian Andrej Pejic is filming his own version of a reality television program.
Frockwriter speculated last week that the deliciously androgynous male model was already shooting in New York. And to the rapture of Fuck Yeah Andrej Pejic Tumblr creators all over the globe, the rumours have now been confirmed by his New York management DNA — “It’s still in the early stages, but yes, there is a show being developed around Andrej.” The show is said to follow Andrej on modeling assignments around New York City.
Andrej’s life hasn’t been entirely without drama. Born in Bosnia, he fled with his mother Jandranka Savic and his equally but differently attractive brother Igor Pejic to Serbia before settling in Melbourne’s working class suburb of Broadmeadows in 2000. He was scouted in his last year of high school and persuaded to send photos to Australian agency Chadwick, and just two years later scored that infamous Jean Paul Gaultier gig — walking in the fashion deity’s mens and womens couture shows.
Granted, the dramas of high fashion might be different to those of immigration, but judging from televised interviews, the soft-spoken model has a certain charm absent from the likes of Lara Bingle and her Southerland Shire counterparts. The term “reality television” is generally uttered disparagingly, but hopefully this breed of show will pan out in a compelling style without ruining the air of mystery that makes Andrej so intriguing.