Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner) made her public debut today, gracing the cover of Vanity Fair.
With her hair loosely curled, a sly smile on her face, Caitlyn poses in a white bustier behind the cover line, “Call me Caitlyn.” The cover photo and inside photos were shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, with the story written by Pulitzer Prize-winning contributing editor and author of Friday Night Lights Buzz Kissinger.
”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,’” she tells the magazine.
There’s also a behind-the-scenes video that accompanies the piece, where Caitlyn opens up about the experience of the shoot. “The last few days in doing this shoot was about my life. And who I am as a person,” she says. “It’s not about the fanfare, it’s not about the people cheering in the stadium. It’s not about going down the street and everybody giving me ‘Thataboy, Bruce!’ Pat on the back, OK? This is about your life.”
“Bruce always had to tell a lie. He was always living that lie. Every day he always had a secret from morning till night. Caitlyn doesn’t have any secrets. Soon as the Vanity Fair cover comes out, I’m free.”
She echoed that sentiment shortly after the cover hit the web. “I’m so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self,” she writes on Twitter. “Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can’t wait for you to get to know her/me.”
The cover comes after an emotional interview with Diane Sawyer last month in which Bruce revealed that he identifies as a woman. "For all intents and purposes, I'm a woman," Jenner told Sawyer in the landmark interview.
[Source: Vanity Fair]