Androgynous model Andrej Pejić has once again proved her gender will no longer be in the way of her career path as she has been cast as one of the mermaid sisters for the live-action adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid”.

The 22-year-old Australian model was known for her gender-bending role in the fashion industry as she struts down the runway as either a man or a woman. She first expressed her desire to pursue acting during an interview with La Monda Magazine last year and has since done a short film in New York. The model was featured in David Bowie’s “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” music video along with another gender-bending model Saskia be Brauw, Tilda Swinton and David Bowie himself.

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With such a talented model featured in the live adaptation of the classic fairy tale, there is yet to be official news about the rest of the cast or the release date. The film will be directed by the award-winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola who has previously directed “The Virgin Suicides”, “Lost in Translation”, and most recently “The Bling Ring”.

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