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Caitlyn Jenner says 'hello world' on cover of Vanity Fair

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Caitlyn Jenner has been struggling with her gender identity for decades. Now the former Olympic champion shares her true identity with the world.

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Caitlyn Jenner has made a splash on the cover of Vanity Fair, in a photo by Annie Leibowitz that will have everyone talking (watch the behind-the-scenes video below). Jenner is the former Olympic decathlete who made a name for herself in the mid-Seventies, and who has finally revealed the name she had been hiding for so long.

Jenner came out publicly in an interview with Diane Sawyer last month, yet had elected to continue using her birth name and male pronouns. Now she takes the plunge publicly - on the first day of Pride Month - to let the world know her true identity. How powerful was her need to share her identity with the world?

"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,'" she tells Vanity Fair.

Congratulations, Caitlyn Jenner, on an incredible cover photo, and thank you so much for being true!

Note to readers: It is important to now consistently use female pronouns for Caitlyn and to not use her former name. Her name is Caitlyn Jenner. Thank you.