The first pictures of Caitlyn Jenner, formally known as Bruce, has been revealed to the world through a striking cover story for next month’s issue of Vanity Fair Magazine, in which will feature a 22-page profile and photographic spread shot by the critically acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz and written by long-time Vanity Fair writer Buzz Bissinger.
“Meet Caitlyn Jenner, Vanity Fair’s July cover star. Pulitzer Prize–winning contributing editor and author of Friday Night Lights Buzz Bissinger, who was given unfettered access to Jenner and her family, chronicles the tensions, traumas, and courage that shaped Caitlyn into the woman you see today. Annie Leibovitz shoots the first portraits of Caitlyn, which were taken in her Malibu home. Jenner speaks movingly about her journey, telling Bissinger, “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.’ ”
Of course keeping up with the Kardashians, she timed the Vanity Fair reveal with her debut on Twitter… and as usual with with anything Kardashian-releated, she broke the Internet.
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
Jenner broke Twitter records being the first to have reached 1 million followers within 4 hours. With her upcoming documentary television series set to premiere in July, we can expect to be hearing a lot from Caitlyn Jenner for some time to come.
Now I just hope the issues of everyday non-celebrity trans people doesn’t get lost in this media frenzy.