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Caitlyn Jenner Makes Her Debut On The Cover Of Vanity Fair

The Olympian and reality television star covers the July issue and says, "Caitlyn doesn't have any secrets. As soon as the Vanity Fair cover comes out, I'm free."

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Caitlyn Jenner has made her first public appearance Monday on the cover of Vanity Fair.

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According to her publicist, Jenner will use female pronouns from now on. The publicist also told BuzzFeed News there is no personal significance to the name Caitlyn.

Annie Leibovitz photographed Jenner in her Malibu home for the magazine's July issue. Jenner was also interviewed by sports writer Buzz Bissinger for the cover story.

Annie Leibovitz / Vanity Fair

"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,'" Jenner told Bissinger.

She continues, "It's not about the fanfare. It's not about people cheering in the stadium. It's not about me going in the street and everybody giving me a 'thattaboy, Bruce' pat on the back. This is about your life."


"Bruce... always had to tell a lie," Jenner says. "He was always living that. Every day, you always had a secret, from morning till night. Caitlyn doesn't have any secrets. As soon as the Vanity Fair cover comes out, I'm free."

When the Vanity Fair cover began circulating, Caitlyn Jenner's official Twitter account launched. She tweeted the cover and her excitement for the world to meet Caitlyn.

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.

And her stepdaughter, Khloe Kardashian, posted on Instagram how proud she is of Jenner.

Kim Kardashian tweeted her support, saying "Be happy, be proud, live life YOUR way!"

Caitlyn Jenner for Vanity Fair 📷 Annie Leibovitz! How beautiful! Be happy, be proud, live life YOUR way!


And her daughter Kendall also posted messages of support.

Watch the full behind-the-scenes video from the photo shoot.

Kate Aurthur contributed to this report.


Emily Orley is an entertainment reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Orley reports on the television industry.

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