Love magazine via Facebook. Photography by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

It's been a while since Kate Moss did anything fun and shocking, which means she hasn't seemed herself as of late. Thankfully, the supermodel has found a way to surprise us this month with her smooch with transsexual model Lea T. on the cover of Love magazine.

The issue, dubbed the androgyny issue, hits newsstands Feb. 8. The interesting part of the cover shot is that Moss looks to be the more (dare we say it) masculine of the two, with her faux mullet and simple makeup. But of course, that is the entire point of the gender-bending shoot.

Some critics are already calling the shoot controversial, while many are saying it isn't entirely unexpected.

Lea T., who is undergoing hormone-replacement therapy in prep for a full sex change (male to female), has become a sensation over in the U.K. fashion world.

The model was born Leandro Cerezo, son of Brazilian football player, and was discovered by Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci.

"One night (Ricardo) encouraged me to wear pumps to a party,' Lea told French Vogue. "We went shopping for 'drag queen' shoes and we bleached my eyebrows. It was a revelation."

The model has appeared in Tisci's campaigns and posed for French Vogue and Italian Vanity Fair.

Moss marked her 37th birthday with a civilized celebration in Paris over the weekend, a departure from past birthday celebrations that have involved several days of partying and inevitably negative press coverage for Moss.

There's another reason to get excited for the mag's newsstand date, beside titillating your boyfriend by placing the cover on the coffee table and seeing which model he is more into. According to the Telegraph, the Androgyny Issue also includes shots of pint-size pop star Justin Bieber, inspired in part by a Web site depicting pictures of lesbians who look like Bieber.

In related news, read about Andrej Pejic, fashion's new gender-bender who is taking the modeling world by storm.