Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, on the cover of Vanity Fair

The Kardashian patriarch once known as Bruce Jenner will be on the cover of the next Vanity Fair with a new identity: Caitlyn Jenner. (That’s Caitlyn with a C, not a K, interestingly enough).

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“I’m so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self,” Jenner posted using a brand-new Twitter handle, @Caitlyn_Jenner. “Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can’t wait for you to get to know her/me.”

A message from Caitlyn’s new Facebook page read, “Everybody has challenges in dealing with life. I’m so happy after such a long struggle and finally living my true self.”

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Buzz Bissinger’s interview with Jenner  and Annie Leibovitz’s photos are here.

“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,’ ” Jenner said.

Photo: Vanity Fair

Photo: Vanity Fair

The Olympic athlete, who fathered six children and has been married three times, recently discussed the transition process with ABC’s Diane Sawyer.

“If I die, which, I could be diagnosed next week with cancer — and boom you’re gone,” Jenner said during the ABC interview. “I would be so mad at myself that I didn’t explore that side of me. You know? And I don’t want that to happen.”

At that time Jenner, still using masculine pronouns and going by Bruce, said he’d always be “Dad” to the Jenner-Kardashian kids, but was taking hormones and wearing a longer hairstyle in preparation for transitioning.

“Those things are all things that are out in the future for me to explore,” Jenner told Sawyer. “I just like blending in. That’s all I want to do is just blend in.”



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