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Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, made her public debut on Monday on the cover of Vanity Fair’s July issue.
1. The revolutionary cover was shot by Annie Leibovitz
Caitlyn was shot by legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz for the cover, which sees her in a white corseted bodice, along with the cover line, “Call me Caitlyn.” She chose to stay away from the “K” spelling that all the other women in the Kardashian/Jenner clan’s names begin with. It is believed that this decision was to help her achieve a separate identity.
Leibovitz did a great job with the pictures because they are both classy and artful. This cover also comes with a valuable message: Jenner is by far the most famous person to transition in public, and choosing to do so has been an incredibly brave decision, one that will serve as a platform for open-discussion and enlighten others.
2. She finally feels as though she is no longer living a lie
Accompanying the cover, there is also a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot, in which Caitlyn describes how she finally feels free.
“Bruce always had to tell a lie. He was always living that lie, every day. He always had a secret from morning to night. Caitlyn doesn’t have any secrets. As soon as the Vanity Fair cover comes out, I’m free,” she explains.
3. She’s breaking Twitter records
Cailtyn has been enjoying the full support of her family, but also from the general public, as evidenced by the overwhelmingly positive reaction on social media. On Monday, Caitlyn joined Twitter and attracted over 1 million followers after just four hours. She also has over 200,000 followers on Facebook and that number is swiftly rising.
Taking to Twitter, she shared a touching message about how after a long struggle she can finally be her “true self.” It’s a touching statement, and we applaud her decision to share her deeply personal journey with the public.
For more, watch the video below.
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