After undergoing hours of facial-feminization surgery, breast augmentation and hormone therapy, Bruce Jenner has revealed his new identity and name in the latest issue of Vanity Fair, which shows a large photo of Jenner as the woman he’s always felt he’s been, with the caption “Call Me Caitlyn.”
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The one-time Olympic gold medalist poses on the cover in a one-piece corseted lingerie outfit, soft curls, and smoky eyes as he debuts his new identity to the world. A video that accompanies the cover online shows Jenner being photographed for the magazine, saying: “Bruce always had to tell a lie. He was always living that lie. Every day he always had a secret from morning till night. Caitlyn doesn’t have any secrets.”
The photos that accompany the story show Jenner in two elegant, long gold gowns, a long off-the-shoulder mermaid dress, a lace corset, a tight long sleeve V-neck dress and a red long sleeve dress. Caitlyn Jenner poses on a couch, in full glamorous makeup chair, in the car and in front of a large window. Vanity Fair really wanted to capture all the new sides of Caitlyn and show the world her beauty.
The “KUWTK” reality star has an upcoming public appearance planned for July 15 at ESPN’s ESPYs in Los Angeles during which “she” Jenner will be awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. All ten Kardashian and Jenner children are scheduled to be present for the event to support their father.
Still, the Jenner side of the family will not participate in the upcoming E! series about Jenner’s transition. But they maintain that they are extremely supportive. Oldest son Burt Jenner, 36, told Vanity Fair: “I have high hopes that Caitlyn is a better person than Bruce. I’m very much looking forward to that.”
A counselor from the Los Angeles Gender Center went to Jenner’s home to help. The counselor explained it’s common for people to have those types of reactions following a transition surgery, and the emotions are often brought on by the strong pain medications. The article also reveals when news first hit the web that Jenner had a tracheal shave, the star contemplated suicide.
The iconic athlete clarified that Bruce Jenner’s sexual preference had always been for women, but as Caitlyn Jenner, the star is unsure of what sexual preferences lie ahead. Regardless, Jenner said it is a low-priority. “If you have a list of 10 reasons to transition, sex would be number 10.”
Almost as soon as Vanity Fair’s cover was published online, a verified Twitter account emerged for Caitlyn Jenner. The description for the account reads: “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.”
Khloe, Kim Kardashian, & Kendall Jenner quickly tweeted her support upon the release of the cover saying how beautiful Caitlyn is. Through all this support and welcome wishes, Caitlyn & Bruce should both be happy about shedding their fear to reveal this secret to the world.
It’s a brand new day.
Vanity Fair will cover every part of Caitlyn’s transition from the happy highs to the lowest of the lows. It should be quite the magazine spread so stay posted near your local newsstands when the issue debuts on June 9th.