Model Andrej Pejic risks being overexposed, experts say

On a chilly winter afternoon, Andrej settles into a Manhattan cafe with a cup of Earl Grey tea, sitting gracefully, long legs crossed.The blue-eyed fashion model gazes out a window, unaware that almost every man sitting at surrounding tables is transfixed.

A man in a black leather jacket walks up to the window, presses his face against the glass and kisses it.

Andrej giggles and admits: “I find it flattering.”

The admirers are likely unaware that the beautiful blonde is actually a man.

As Fashion Week gets under way in New York City, Andrej is one of the most recognisable – and controversial – faces in the industry.

He’s the only top-tier fashion model who can walk down the runway as either a man or a woman.

His androgynous beauty has turned him into a trendsetter in an industry that’s always seeking to push the envelope.

“He’s just this beautiful thing that everyone wants a piece of,” says stylist Ken Anderson, who dressed Andrej for a German magazine cover.

He has the kind of face that makes even the vainest woman jealous: high cheekbones, flawless skin and plump, shapely lips. Continue Reading…

Nicole Chua To Be Singapore’s First Female MMA Fighter

Nicole Chua To Be Singapore’s First Female MMA Fighter: Nicole Chua is set to become Singapore’s first ever professional female Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter when she makes her debut in the ONE Fighting Championship on 31 March at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

The 27-year-old was unveiled on Tuesday at a press conference and will be competing against some of the region’s top fighters.

While Chua’s MMA debut will create history in the sport, it is her full-time occupation that will truly surprise many.

A full-time accountant by day, the diminutive and sweet looking girl switches from numbers to punches after work, following a strict training schedule with only one rest day per week.

“I train six days a week for around four to six hours a day. So the gym is like a second home to me,” said Chua, whose foundation is in Muay Thai.

With most of her time spent in the gym doing a sport that continues to be a stereotype among females, Chua admitted having sacrificed time with her loved ones and friends to focus on her preparations for the competition. Continue Reading…