“Bruce always had to tell a lie. He was always living that lie. Every day, he always had a secret, from morning till night,” explains a familiar voice in a video segment accompanying a Vanity Fair cover story touting the statement “Call me Caitlyn.”
“Caitlyn doesn’t have any secrets. As soon as the Vanity Fair cover comes out, I’m free.”
The magazine hits news stands on June 9th, but it would appear that Caitlyn Jenner is already well on her way to feeling free.
As part of an in-depth profile on her transition from Bruce to Caitlyn, she tells Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Buzz 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.’”
And then there’s that cover shot — a reserved yet fiercely exposed Caitlyn flashes a truthful stare.
Renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz took a series of portraits of Caitlyn (the first photos of her ever taken, to be precise), and the look is a long way off from the last time America saw Jenner sitting across from Diane Sawyer.
Preview more of her looks in this behind-the-scenes video: