My Name is Amy Pejkovic. I’m 21 years old and I live in Sydney Australia.
I’ve been high jumping since the age of 10.
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.
I’m also a part-time model, represented by Work Agency in Sydney. I’ve appeared on the cover of Russh, modelled both locally and overseas, and done some runway work for Australian Fashion Week, Chanel, and other brands.
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 I’m now dreaming to make the Australian team for the upcoming World Championships in Beijing and the 2016 Rio Olympics, and once again, grace the catwalks of New York, Milan and Paris.
So follow me through my journey. I‘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.
Get in touch, I’d love to be friends.