Introducing, Caitlyn Jenner – formerly Bruce. Captured by none other than iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, Caitlyn’s starring cover role was announced for the July issue of the magazine. And, well, they’re actually rather tasteful.
Jenner revealed her new identity in an April interview with Diane Sawyer that drew almost 17 millions viewers, but until the Vanity Fair cover, Caitlyn has been identifying using male pronouns. Jenner’s new Twitter account is ramping up the hashtag #CallMeCaitlyn and has hit a new record of the fastest profile in Twitter history to hit 1 million followers.
In a move that has garnered her worldwide support (and notoriety), Jenner claims she couldn’t hide her true identity any longer. In a behind-the-scenes- video released ahead of the July issue of Vanity Fair, Jenner said “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.'” In the latest of a series of carefully calibrated public steps by Jenner, the Vanity Fair cover appears to be the final move in her liberation. She says, “As soon as the Vanity Fair cover comes out, I’m free.”
Caitlyn says in the video that much of her life has been spent juggling the split between the two different people. She explains in the video, “It’s about my life and who I am as a person, Bruce always had to tell a lie, Caitlyn doesn’t have any secrets.”
Images courtesy of Instagram #CallMeCaitlyn
Watch the full video below.
Video from Vanity Fair Online