Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, has made her debut as a woman in Vanity Fair.
The cover of the magazine’s July issue has been released, revealing the first look at Jenner after her transition from male to female.
“I’m so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self,” Jenner wrote in her first tweet. “Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can’t wait for you to get to know her/me.”
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 1, 2015
Annie Leibovitz shot the first portraits of Caitlyn in Jenner’s Malibu home.
“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 the mag.
“How beautiful! Be happy, be proud, live life YOUR way!” Jenner’s step-daughter Kim Kardashian West tweeted about the photo. “We were given this life because you were strong enough to live it! I couldn’t be prouder!!! Caitlyn” Khloé Kardashian added.
“Now that’s a cover,” her daughter Kendall Jenner tweeted. “Be free now pretty bird.”
Jenner was reportedly considering spelling her name with the letter “k,” like all the other women in the Kardashian-Jenner clan, but has opted for a more traditional spelling of Caitlyn.
The former Olympian will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at ABC’s EPSY Awards on July 15, ESPN announced Monday.
Jenner first publicly revealed that she was transitioning into a woman in a “20/20” interview with Diane Sawyer.
“For all intents and purposes, I am a woman,” Jenner said in April.
She continued her story on E!’s two-part “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” special, “About Bruce,” in May. Her untitled docu-series debuts in July.
Jenner prepared to undergo facial feminization surgery in Sunday night’s “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” midseason finale, which was filmed months ago.
Jenner’s reveal comes at a time when TV series are focusing on transgender stories. Jeffrey Tambor was named lead actor in a comedy at last night’s Critics’ Choice Television Awards for his role in “Transparent,” where he plays a father of three transitioning into a woman.
An upcoming ABC Family docu-series, “Becoming Us,” revolves around a teen boy grappling with his father’s transition, while Discovery Life launched the unscripted series “New Girls on the Block” in April, about six women in Kansas City beginning to live openly as transgender.
TLC will debut “All That Jazz” this summer. The series follows Jazz Jennings, a transgender 14-year-old girl.
Additionally, Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” features Laverne Cox, the first breakthrough transgender star in Hollywood.