"Call me Caitlyn". Those three little words probably best sum up the publicity storm that's sweeping the internet as we speak. Because in true superstar fashion, Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner has unveiled her new look - on the cover of Vanity Fair, no less.
It's been a huge, life-changing year for Jenner. From her landmark ABC interview with Diane Sawyer last month to the 'coming out' to his kids episode on Keeping Up With the Kardashians - 2015 has proven to be the year that Caitlyn Jenner finally found herself. Albeit, while the entire world has been watching!
Caitlyn not only covers one of America' biggest magazines, her 22-page profile story (shot by Annie Leibovitz) features an in depth interview with writer Buzz Bissinger. "This shoot was about my life and who I am as a person," says Jenner. "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."
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While Jenner confesses to undergoing 10-hour facial feminisation surgery on March 15, she touches on her panic attacks and anxiety about the procedure. As you can tell from the cover shoot, she's also received breast implants, but tells Bissinger she has not undergone genital surgery. Jenner's new look and brave public unveiling marks a definite step towards the identity she's wanted ever since childhood. It's obviously something that has plagued her for her entire life and while she can't turn back she says she has no regrets.
"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. You never dealt with yourself,' and I don't want that to happen," she says.
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In the interview, Bissinger also spoke to four of Jenner's children from his first two marriages and reveals their support and admiration for their father's decision. That said, neither Burt, Cassandra, Brandon nor Brody have decided to participate in Caitlyn's upcoming docu-series for the E! network (airing in July). And as for the rest of the Kardashian/Jenner klan? They've unsurprisingly taken to social media to tweet and Instagram their support to their dad and stepdad. We're calling it a brave (and potentially awesome) new world for the transgender community. Go Caitlyn.