Meet Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce.
Bruce Jenner has finally revealed her true identity with a breathtaking cover shoot for Vanity Fair.
Looking flawless in an ivory corset, Bruce reveals that her chosen name going forward will be Caitlyn.
She added: “The last few days of doing this shoot was about my life and who I am as a person. It’s not about the fanfare, it’s not about people cheering in the stadium, it’s not about going down the street and everybody giving you ‘That a boy, Bruce’ pat on the back. Okay? This is about my life.
“Bruce always had to tell a lie. He was always living that lie. Every day he always had a secret, from morning ‘til night. Caitlyn doesn’t have any secrets. As soon as the Vanity Fair cover comes out, I’m free.”
Caitlyn also took the time to set up her official Twitter account, tweeting for the first time as @Caitlyn_Jenner to say: “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.“
Her Wikipedia page has also been changed.
Speaking openly about her transition in a behind-the-scenes clip from the profile shoot, Caitlyn added: “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.’”
The 65-year-old Olympian revealed she was transgender in April, opening up in an emotional interview with Diane Sawyer.
Her stepdaughter, Kim Kardashian (who announced that she’s pregnant today!), previously revealed that Caitlyn had found “inner peace” following her transition.
Admitting that Kim has been the most “accepting” of the change, Caitlyn also credited Kanye West for his support, with Kim revealing her husband had been a rock for her during the emotional time.
At the time, Kim revealed: “I’m really happy for him that he is living his life the way he wants to live it. And that he has found inner peace and just pure happiness. That’s what life is about.
“I don’t know what life would be like if you always felt like you weren’t yourself. I know it’s not something that you or I could really fully understand, but I don’t even think we have to.
“As long as he is happy, and he wants to live his life, however he wants to live it, that just makes me happy. And I support him 100 percent.”
Kim also revealed that the Kardashian-Jenners were trying to adjust the best they can to be respectful of Caitlyn, and that she’s helping to make them feel “as comfortable as possible.”
She added: “What do we call him? Do we say him or her? How do we be respectful? There’s so many different things that you just want to be supportive and you just want to be respectful, and I think that everything takes time.
“I mean, Bruce wants us to feel as comfortable as possible and take everything at our own pace, and we love him for that, and we respect him for that.
“Until that transition is done, we’ve learned that you do refer to him as him. He’s been really, really good at explaining everything to us, even though it’s really new. These have been newer feelings – not newer feelings for him, but for us to digest. He’s done a really good job of walking us through it.”
She added that the Kardashian-Jenner Klan have been through “every emotion possible” during their family meetings, explaining: “Say what you want about us, but we work out everything as a family, we have the best communication and we are so in sync with each other.
“I love having so many siblings and such a supportive mom because each family member might be dealing with this in a different way but we have each other to go through this experience with, and I’m really grateful for that.”
A source recently revealed that Caitlyn has been ‘overwhelmed’ by all the awesome messages of support she has received after she bravely told Diane Sawyer: “Yes, for all intents and purposes, I’m a woman. I have the soul of a female and my brain is much more female than it is male, as of now I have all the male parts.”
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