Bruce Jenner is officially Caitlyn Jenner. The transgender star made her debut as a woman on the cover of Vanity Fair, which was released on Monday. See photo right and below.
As Gossip Cop reported, Jenner announced during a “20/20″ special in April that she was transitioning from male to female. At the time, she said she would share “her,” the female identity, with the world at a later date. At that point, she said she would begin living his life fully as a woman, with proper female pronouns and all. Now that time has come.
The Vanity Fair cover image was shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. It features Caitlyn in an undergarment that shows off her cleavage, much like the outfits Playboy Bunnies used to wear. The cover line reads, “Call me Caitlyn.” The pictures were taken at Jenner’s Malibu home. In behind-the-scenes video (see below), she is seen posing in different glamorous outfits.
As Gossip Cop reported, Jenner’s decision to use Vanity Fair as her official coming out as a woman was revealed on Friday. In the accompanying interview for the July 2015 issue, Jenner says, “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 aforementioned video, Jenner is heard saying, “I was probably at the [Olympic] games because I was running away from a lot of things. Very, very proud of the accomplishment — I don’t wanna diminish that accomplishment.” He goes on, “The last few days of doing this shoot was about my life, and who I am as a person. It’s not about the fanfare. It’s not about everyone cheering in the stadium. It’s not about going down the street and everyone going, ‘Atta boy, Bruce!’ and a pat on the back, okay?”
“This is about your life,” he continues. “Bruce always had a to tell a lie. He was always living that lie. Every day, he always had a secret, from morning til night. Caitlin doesn’t have any secrets. As soon as the Vanity Fair cover comes out, I’m free.” Jenner’s E! docu-series about his transition, likely including this Vanity Fair process, is scheduled to premiere July 26.
Gossip Cop previously debunked a number of inaccurate reports about Jenner’s new name. In mid-April, Gossip Cop busted outlets that wrongly claimed she was going to go by the name “Belinda.” And in late April, we similarly corrected HollywoodLife and the woefully inaccurate VH1 show “Gossip Table” for their fictitious claims that Jenner was going to assume the name “Heather.”
The Vanity Fair issue with Jenner’s full interview and photo spread will hit newsstands on June 9. See the larger photo of the cover and behind-the-scenes video below!