Bruce Jenner, now known as “Caitlyn,” comes out as a woman on the upcoming cover of Vanity Fair.
Annie Leibovitz shot the first pictures of Caitlyn, which were taken in Jenner’s Malibu home.
Pulitzer Prize-winning contributing editor and author of “Friday Night Lights” Buzz Bissinger interviewed Jenner for the cover story, in which Jenner reveals the path to becoming Caitlyn.
“If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, ‘You just blew your entire life,'” Jenner says of why she finally decided to make her transition public.
Check out the cover below:
In a behind-the-scenes video from the Vanity Fair cover shoot, Jenner says, “Bruce always had to tell a lie, he was always living a lie, every day he had a secret from morning until night. Caitlyn doesn’t have any secrets. As soon as the Vanity Fair cover comes out, I’m free.”
Watch the full video below:
Caitlyn Jenner received a verified Twitter account, amassing over 150,000 followers within the first 40 minutes.
She tweeted for the first time moments after the cover was released:
I’m so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can’t wait for you to get to know her/me.
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 1, 2015
So far, the response has been overwhelmingly positive:
In April, Bruce Jenner sat down with Diane Sawyer to reveal to the world that he would be transitioning into a woman “sometime in the spring.”
Caitlyn’s children have been very supportive of their father’s transition in the past.
So far, only Khloe, Kim, and Kendall have shared the cover news via social media:
be free now pretty bird.
— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) June 1, 2015
Caitlyn Jenner for Vanity Fair
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