NEW YORK — Vanity Fair on Monday revealed its newest cover star: Caitlyn Jenner, the Olympian formerly known as Bruce, who has publicly shared her transition from male to female.
Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz shot the first images of Jenner in her Malibu home for the upcoming issue. The photos accompany an article written by "Friday Night Lights" author Buzz Bissinger.
According to the website, "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.'"
After months of media speculation, Jenner announced in April “I am a woman” in an exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer, where it was revealed that the former Olympian had the "soul of a female." The latest issue of Vanity Fair chronicles Caitlyn's journey and announces to the world her newly public identity.
“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 Vanity Fair.
The cover was greeted with praise, with many on social media rallying around #CallMeCaitlyn.
Jenner also started a Twitter account.