After an honest one-on-one interview with Diane Sawyer last month, Caitlyn Jenner (formerly known as Bruce), is making her debut on the cover of Vanity Fair.
The magazine enlisted the legendary Annie Leibovitz to spend two days shooting Caitlyn for a 22-page cover story. Comparing it to her gold metal in the Olympic decathlon, she said:
“That was a good day, but the last couple of days were better. . . . 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, O.K. This is about your life.”
Caitlyn is documenting her transition for an E! docuseries. She knows people think it’s just for attention, but says that’s not true:
“‘Oh, she’s doing a stupid reality show. She’s doing it for the money. She’s doing this, she’s doing that.’ I’m not doing it for money. I’m doing it to help my soul and help other people. If I can make a dollar, I certainly am not stupid. [I have] house payments and all that kind of stuff. I will never make an excuse for something like that. Yeah, this is a business. You don’t go out and change your gender for a television show. O.K., it ain’t happening. I don’t care who you are.”
See more photos and a behind-the-scenes video from the stunning shoot below.