The Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair cover photo by Annie Leibovitz has arrived. The former Bruce Jenner has revealed her true identity and become the biggest topic in social media. Here’s a roundup of what celebrities and public figures have to say.
Bruce Jenner as we knew him, as the legendary Olympic athlete and longtime husband of Kris Jenner is above; you can see the cover image of Caitlyn Jenner below. The magazine announced the cover as did Jenner herself from her new Twitter account. She Tweeted: “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.”
It was just a couple of months ago, that the former Bruce Jenner confirmed the transgender speculations in a landmark interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer.
Now in yet another landmark, Caitlyn Jenner has been announced as this year’s winner of the ESPN ESPYs’ Arthur Ashe Courage Award.
This is a lot of news for one day! Social media is in overdrive. So let’s unpack this shall we? First of all, the Vanity Fair article is by famed Pulitzer Prize–winning sports writer Buzz Bissinger, also known as the author of ‘Friday Night Lights.’
Jenner draws a comparison in her interview between what it was like to win the gold medal for the decathlon at the Olympics back in the 1970s versus what it feels like today as she is revealing to the world her true identity. 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.”
Now that Vanity magazine has revealed the cover, along with interview excerpts (here) plus the behind-the-scenes video (which you can also see below), the reaction on Twitter has been massive.
Here’s a roundup of what’s being said.
be free now pretty bird.
— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) June 1, 2015
Caitlyn Jenner for Vanity Fair 📷 Annie Leibovitz! How beautiful! Be happy, be proud, live life YOUR way! pic.twitter.com/39fryBwUqE
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 1, 2015
We were given this life because you were strong enough to live it! I couldn't be prouder!!! Caitlyn,… https://t.co/Ho5O6swM0V
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) June 1, 2015
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) June 1, 2015
I just want Caitlyn Jenner to take me out and teach me how to drive a stick shift in heels.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) June 1, 2015
#CaitlynJenner has truly broken the Internet. What a moment.
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) June 1, 2015
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) June 1, 2015
— Janet Mock (@janetmock) June 1, 2015
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) June 1, 2015
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) June 1, 2015
CAITLYN JENNER YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL💝💝💝💝💝
— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) June 1, 2015
— Mark Takano (@RepMarkTakano) June 1, 2015
— Valerie Jarrett (@vj44) June 1, 2015
— Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) June 1, 2015
— Abby Wambach (@AbbyWambach) June 1, 2015
— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) June 1, 2015
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) June 1, 2015
Reactions continue to pour in, as #CallMeCaitlyn and #CaitlynJenner continue to be a trending topics on Twitter. Check out the behind-the-scenes video on the making of the Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair cover photo shoot below!
Pictures: PR Photos