Say hello to Caitlyn Jenner!
Vanity Fair has released its July cover photo featuring the transgender star formerly known as Bruce Jenner as well as snippets of an exclusive interview with the 65-year-old. The reveal, the first since Jenner completed gender transition, promises to be both an emotional and groundbreaking look at her decision to embrace becoming a woman.
“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. You never dealt with yourself,’ and I don’t want that to happen,” Jenner told Vanity Fair.
Caitlyn's debut comes a little over a month after Diane Sawyer's interview with the former Olympian and reality television star who publicly came out as transgender.
"For all intents and purposes, I am a woman," Jenner told Sawyer. "My heart and soul and everything I do in life, it is part of me, that female side … is who I am."
Jenner has been transitioning for the past 18 months, a process that included a 10-hour facial-feminization surgery and daily hormone therapy. Despite feeling more like a woman for at least the past 30 years, she told VF that the name change to Caitlyn still surprises her from time to time.
"A guy came in the other day and I was fully dressed — it’s just habit, I said, 'Hi, Bruce here,' and I went, Oh f**k, it ain’t Bruce, I was screwing up doing it," she said.
Similar to the Sawyer interview, response on social media to the cover preview has been overwhelmingly supportive.
! @Caitlyn_Jenner looks beautiful! I love living in a world where she can be on the cover of Vanity Fair!— Candice Patton (@candicepatton) June 1, 2015
Caitlyn Jenner has broken the internet! And I LOVE it!!!!! #LiveYourTruth— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) June 1, 2015
As for Jenner, she took to Twitter with a new account and a simple message of thanks.
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
Look for the Vanity Fair issue to hit newsstands on June 9. You can check out a behind-the-scenes video of Jenner's shoot with Vanity Fair below. "Caitlyn doesn't have any secrets," she narrates over the clip. "As soon as the Vanity Fair cover comes out, I'm free."
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