7 Things You Need To Know About Caitlyn's Post-Bruce Transition

Jessica Clark
Yahoo7 Entertainment

Caitlyn Jenner - formerly known as Bruce Jenner - has made her debut by gracing the cover of Vanity Fair magazine in a beautiful shoot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.

The photoshoot took place at her Malibu home earlier this month, with Jenner claiming the reveal has 'set her free'.

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"Caitlyn doesn't have any secrets. Soon as the Vanity Fair cover comes out, I'm free," she tells the magazine.

Here's seven things you need to know about the post-transition Bruce:

Jenner received no compensation for the story

Behind-the-scenes of Jenner's Vanity Fair cover shoot. Photo: Facebook/Vanity Fair

In news that is sure to quiet all the haters for good, Vanity Fair revealed that Caitlyn received no compensation for the exclusive shoot and cover story.

The mag has been in talks with Jenner since January, who approached it as a genuine opportunity to embrace her true identity.

"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 told the magazine.

"I don’t want that to happen."

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Security on the set was kind of a big deal

That being said, a magazine exclusive is still a magazine exclusive, and Vanity Fair took extreme measures to ensure no facts or images were leaked before the issue hit the newsstands.

A spokesperson for VF said that security was hired for the shoot, and staff were forced to give up their cell phones to prevent any information from leaking.

"The story and pictures were done on a single computer that was never connected to the Internet," reports Mashable, with the story and images put on a thumb drive every night and then "deleted from the computer".

Caitlyn says being 'free' is better than winning gold

Bruce Jenner at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. Photo: Getty Images

The former athlete won a gold medal at the 1976 Olympics, but Caitlyn revealed to Buzz Bissinger, who interviewed her for the exclusive, that her first shoot as a woman was a much better moment.

"That was a good day, but the last couple of days were better," she said.

"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...This is about your life."

Caitlyn’s corset is $200 from a West Hollywood lingerie store

Caitlyn on the cover of the latest issue of Vanity Fair. Photo: Vanity Fair

For her big reveal, Caitlyn chose to bare all in a seductive satin corset on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine.

Jenner’s stylist spent a relatively tame $1,030 on three potential pieces for the shoot at West Hollywood’s famous Trashy Lingerie. TMZ reports other options for the shoot included a lacy corset and another nude satin option, along with the $200 corset featured on the cover.

Caitlyn beats the President

To coincide with the release of her new identity and magazine story, Caitlyn also joined the world of social media, sending out her first tweet:

In what has become a huge wave of support for the former Olympian and reality star, she amassed 1 million followers within five hours. Yep, that’s faster than the record set by the President of the United States.

Barack Obama holds no hard feelings though, tweeting out a message of support for the star:

‘What did I just do?’

While Caitlyn has been very open that she completing her transition has made her feel 'free', she did reveal that there was a moment of panic after undergoing 10-hour facial-feminisation surgery in the middle of March.

She tells the magazine she thought, "What did I just do? What did I just do to myself?", before a counsellor from the Los Angeles Gender Centre came to her Malibu home and assured her that such a reaction was normal, and temporary.

The Kardashian Klan offered their full support

Caitlyn's family have shared emotional messages of support. Photo: Instagram

While celebrities and fans alike have been quick to share their support of Caitlyn’s announcement, none are more touching than that of her children.

Kim, Khloe and Kendall all took to social media to share tributes to their father, and share just how proud they are of her journey.