Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, revealed herself as a woman for the first time on the cover of Vanity Fair on Monday. The magazine tweeted the image and Twitter immediately was flooded with reactions. However, Jenner’s family is taking some time before reacting to the image publically. So far only the Olympian’s daughter Kendall Jenner and former stepdaughters Khloé Kardashian and Kim Kardashian West have reacted on social media.
Kendall, 19, retweeted Caitlyn’s tweet of the magazine cover shortly after the publication posted the first photo of Jenner’s new look. The model also shared a video of Caitlyn’s photoshoot to Instagram, with the caption, “Now that’s a cover.” Afterwards, Kendall tweeted a message for someone to “be free,” but she didn't clarify if that message was intended for her transgender father.
be free now pretty bird.
— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) June 1, 2015
Khloé, 30, posted the cover on Instagram and told Caitlyn that she was proud. “We were given this life because you were strong enough to live it!” she wrote. “I couldn't be prouder!!! Caitlyn, You are beautiful!!!”
We were given this life because you were strong enough to live it! I couldn't be prouder!!! Caitlyn,… https://t.co/Ho5O6swM0V
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) June 1, 2015
Kim Kardashian West, 34, also posted the cover on Twitter. She wrote that her former stepfather was “beautiful” and told her to “be proud.”
Caitlyn Jenner for Vanity Fair _ Annie Leibovitz! How beautiful! Be happy, be proud, live life YOUR way! pic.twitter.com/39fryBwUqE
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 1, 2015
Kim was the third to respond, although she was on Twitter just a few minutes before Vanity Fair posted. At 12:01 p.m. EDT she posted her own magazine cover for Glamour, which features a quote about discovering Caitlyn crossdressing. Vanity Fair posted Caitlyn’s cover at 12:10 p.m. EDT. It’s safe to say that Caitlyn’s cover is more likely to break the internet this time.
Caitlyn's youngest daughter also posted a positive reaction. Kylie Jenner, 17, responded on Instagram. She wrote, "My angel on earth!" along with a picture of the cover.
The young women have yet to interact with Caitlyn, 65, on Twitter, but Caitlyn just joined her social media-savvy family on Twitter on Monday. Within two hours of her first tweet, she had over half a million followers.
Caitlyn’s identity has been shrouded in secrecy for some time. Even after Caitlyn was interviewed by Diane Sawyer and confirmed that she is transgender, she would only refer to her new identity as “Her” and wouldn’t reveal the female persona or name yet. Her reason was that “the media would go crazy and I'd never get rid of them.”
The July issue of Vanity Fair, featuring Caitlyn’s photo shoot with Annie Leibovitz, will be on newsstands June 9.