About

My Name is Amy Pejkovic. Iโ€™m 22 years old and I live in Sydney Australia.

Ever since I started high jumping at the age of 10 โ€“ it is an event I just fell in love with! My first ever state high jump competition I came equal first and third on count back with a state record. So I decided to stick with it โ€“ within a year I had won a junior national title and continued winning state and national titles throughout the years.

In 2009, at the age of 16, I was chosen to represent Australia at the World Youth Championships in Italy, where I placed 2nd with a jump of 1.85m.

A year later, I was lucky enough to represent Australia at the World Junior Championships in Monkton, Canada. I finished 7th, clearing the bar at 1.80.

Iโ€™m also a part-time model, represented by Chic management in Sydney. Iโ€™ve appeared on the cover of Russh and womenโ€™s fitness and on the Lorna Jane magazine. I modelled both locally and abroad. A few career highlights would have to be shooting the Paspaley pearls campaign, numerous Lorna Jane campaigns, the first face of the new country road active wear line. I have also done runway work for Australian Fashion Week, brands like Bec & Bridge, Alice McCall, We are handsome, Ellery, Alex Perry and I have walked for Chanel in 3 of the Australian shows.

 

In early 2012, I was hoping to qualify for the London Olympics, the World Junior Championships (in Spain), then depart to New York for a few months to pursue a career on the runway.

All of that came to a sudden, abrupt halt when I was diagnosed with a tumour located on my brain stem. It was something that changed my life forever, an event I never imagined happening, nor contemplated would ever affect me.
After a gruelling bout of surgery, the tumour was successfully removed and Iโ€™m now dreaming to make the Australian team for the upcoming World Championships in Beijing andย the 2016 Rio Olympics, and once again peruse a modelling career in Australia and abroad.

So follow me through my journey. Iโ€˜ll be posting my thoughts about my time spent in hospital, my feelings and emotions through my experience, my modelling career and athletic aspirations, just an insight into my life.

Amy x

 

5 thoughts on “About

  1. Peter Chalmers says:

    Yours is a story worth telling, Amy. Thank you for sharing. Never give up on your dreams!
    I’ll keep following you progress :-)

    Peter

  2. sam says:

    hey amy – literally just saw your story on “profiles” on fox. What a story! you have flown over the biggest hurdles of all…the rest will be easy – AMAZING – go girl!!!!
    we will be cheering you on all the way!!!!!

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