Andrej Pejic is now Andreja Pejic. The model came out publicly Thursday as a transgender woman, announcing across Entertainment Tonight, and that she had undergone sex reassignment surgery earlier this year.

The 22-year-old model, born in Serbia and raised in Australia, 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."