Meet androgynous model Stav Strashko. This 20-year-old Israeli model is now selling Toyota cars. That is not literally of course, but he’s featured in their new ad (above). They obviously went for some shock value. I think it’s quite clever.

The model, who might now be thought of as Andrej Pejic‘s competition is a real up-and-comer. He says:

“I realized that I was androgynous when I began to model,” he told Candy magazine. “All the stylists put women’s clothes on me, and then it struck me that I can really look like a woman.” The model, who has a boyfriend and worships Angelina Jolie, says that he is often mistaken for a girl when he meets new people. “Usually when people talk to me they soon realize I’m a boy, but sometimes people just keep treating me as a girl not realizing who I really am. I believe that the mind sees what it wants.”

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