Bruce Jenner, now known as “Caitlyn Jenner,” comes out as a woman on the coming 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 described 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 said 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 more than 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.”
So far, the response has been overwhelmingly positive:
In April, Jenner sat down with Diane Sawyer in what was described as her last interview as Bruce, announcing that the public transition into a woman would come “sometime in the spring.”
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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.
According to E! Online, Kim Kardashian told “Access Hollywood” last month that she had “just recently met” Caitlyn and that it was an “amazing” experience. “She looked beautiful.”
“She was dressed up: beautiful makeup, beautiful hair,” Kim said, calling Caitlyn “very, very beautiful.” Seeing Caitlyn as a woman “felt really natural,” she added.
“Everyone in the family has such a different emotion,” Kim added. “We all get back to acceptance and everyone supports him, but it’s OK to have every emotion. There is this sense of death that people around feel, and he understands that, but he’s not going anywhere. Sometimes [Kendall] and [Kylie] get emotional over that and feel like their dad’s gone, but they understand that they’ve gained someone else that is the same person, although a little bit different.”