If a picture is worth a thousand words, this one is worth a million. Bruce Jenner has introduced herself to the world as Caitlyn Jenner on the cover of Vanity Fair.
And it must be said: Caitlyn Jenner is a gorgeous woman.
The photo, released on Monday, was shot by Annie Leibovitz to go with an emotional interview in which Jenner talks about her transition. The pose is retro pin-up glam, with Jenner wearing a white corseted bodysuit with long, flowing brown hair.
Watch a behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot below.
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“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,’” Caitlyn tells the mag.
Jenner debuted a new Twitter account as well with: “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.” In about 45 minutes, the account had more than 180,000 followers.
The photo was shot at Jenner’s Malibu, Calif., home and comes on the heels of her two-hour ABC interview with Diane Sawyer in which she confirmed her transition to a woman. The much-anticipated “20/20” interview on April 24 was watched by more than 17.1 million viewers.
The Olympian who married and divorced reality show “momager” Kris Jenner has appeared for years on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” Jenner’s own still untitled docu-series chronicling her transition is scheduled for the same network, E!, beginning July 26.
In addition to the corset, Vanity Fair released a black-and-white video on the making of the cover. It shows Jenner getting her hair done and posing in a long, off-the-shoulder gown with ample cleavage.
“Caitlyn doesn’t have any secrets,” Jenner narrates. “As soon as the Vanity Fair cover comes out, I’m free.”
The photo has set social media on fire.
Welcome to the world, Caitlyn Jenner!
The Associated Press contributed to this article.