Caitlyn Jenner Reveals New Identity in Vanity Fair Photo Shoot

Transgender supermodel Andreja Pejic comments on the former Olympic athlete's quick gender transformation.
6:52 | 06/02/15

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morning America." Time for the heat index and today's hot button, that dramatic debut for Caitlyn Jenner on the cover of vanity fear. So many questions sparked by the revealing photo shoot. Reporter: Caitlyn Jenner stepping out for the first time in the pages of vanity fair. And in spectacular fashion. For photographer Annie leibovitz. Bruce always had to tell a lie. Caitlyn doesn't have any secrets. I'm free. Reporter: Free some say to be among other things a fashion influence, a vivid representation of strength and late in life confidence. As wearing-a-lister. For Caitlyn that confidence is part one. Telling vanity fair she had a panic attack after facial feminization surgery and breast amenation on March 15th reaching out to a counselor for guidance and reassurance. To Diane sawyer, he confessed another deep fear. Were you afraid to tell your children. Yes, every one of them. Why? Those are the only ones that I'm concerned with and the only ones in my life I can't allow myself to hurt them. Cassandra telling the magazine that she confronted about meeting Caitlyn Jenner for the first time. She said we talked more than we ever have. Caitlyn also addressing questions about her sexuality in vanity fair. If you have a list of ten reasons to transition, sex would be number ten. That answer building on Jenner's words to ABC. Are you a lesbian? Are you heterosexual who -- Two different things. Sexuality is who you're personally attracted to, who turns you on, male or female. But gender identity has to deal with who you are as a person and soul. Reporter: That jend identity once a crisis now a point of pride for Caitlyn Jenner. For "Good morning America," Chris Connelly, ABC news, los Angeles. We're joined by one of the world's most recognized tranks end gendered models. In the article, Caitlyn talks about the high hopes that Caitlyn is a better person than Bruce? So changing the outside really change the inside. Well, I think, I personally transitioned at the age of 14. I don't know my experience is a little different from hers. But I do think I'm a happier person than I have ever been. I think the at any rates I sup pressed before I can express them now and let them grow. If you're happier about life you can be a better person as well. You were much younger than Caitlyn and I want to play another bit of Diane's interview, when she asked, why now? 65. Why now? I just pull the curtain any longer. Okay? I built a nice little life, I just can't, again, Bruce lives a lie, she is not a lie. I can't do it anymore. The response has been overwhelming positive and a lot of people saying the fact that she says that I'm free, there are still challenges ahead. Well, there are. Yo can be a very beautiful process personally but, you know, life is not an easy matter for anyone. It's not a fairy tale. You still have to face life's challenges as a woman and all of the challenges that come with being a woman. But, you know, I think she's on a great path. I thought that the cover was beautiful. She surprise everyone. And amazing to see. To go 65 years with this secret, there will be challenges. But she seems like she's ready to face them. And I want to ask you, Dr. Jen, where does the medical community come down on all of this, Caitlyn coming forward on this. I think in many ways, medicine is still in the dark ages with treating transgendered patient patients. There's harassment. Some of that shockingly comes from within the medical community there's hardly any training. I trained in New York City 10, 15 years ago, never saw a transgendered patient. They do have -- What would you like to see the medical community do now? I think it's a call to action. Treat patients to offer mentdical treatment and mental health screening. Sometimes I personally, would rather go online to look for medical information than go to a doctor. Because you have to explain. Yeah, you have to explain. They think you're not a human being. You know, something Ek like very different they can't assess. As we have said so my times, hopefully that narrative is changing. Thank you very much. Congratulations. You're the first transgendered supermodel to get a cosmetic contract. Yeah. Congratulations. Thank you. I'm very excited about, the beginning of my career, I was told the chances of me getting a contract was slim to none. I think a lot of companies should follow their example thank you very much. Robin, we were talking early about the espys. Caitlyn is going to get the Arthur ashe award. Caitlyn has talked about having her children there, perhaps even on stage with her. This is what she said. For the first time I will be able to stand as my true self in front of my peers. It's a high honor.

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