“I want to share my story with the world because I think I have a social responsibility,” Pejic, 22, tells PEOPLE exclusively.
But props to both Taylor Swift and Andreja Pejic for having such fine taste and choosing a sexy Alexandre Vauthier gown for post-Oscar parties on Sunday night.
“I went into the library and typed ‘sex change’ into Google and my changed,” she recalls.
The search results for the now-antiquated term yielded a flood of information and relief.
“I was happy the moment had come – as happy as you can be before a surgery,” she tells PEOPLE.
Her physical recovery from the process has been steady.