bruce jenner
Former Olympian Bruce Jenner is set to appear as a woman on Vanity Fair's summer issue. In this photo, Jenner and 1992 U.S. Olympic gold medal swimmer Janet Evans (R) appear at a news conference to voice support for Los Angeles' bid to host the 2016 Olympic Games, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, January 19, 2007. Reuters/Chris Pizzello

Bruce Jenner is reportedly set to make his first public appearance as a woman on the next cover of the Vanity Fair magazine. The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star will appear in a shoot by world-famous photographer Annie Leibovitz, People magazine reported on Saturday, citing sources.

Jenner had previously appeared on the covers of magazines including Sports Illustrated and GQ, but the Vanity Fair cover, which is set to hit stands this summer, will be his first after he publicly declared himself as transgender.

The former Olympian had previously said that his transition would occur “probably in the spring,” in the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians: About Bruce" special taped earlier this year.

Kim Kardashian, Jenner’s stepdaughter, spoke during the special about how the family is handling the transition.

"I think Bruce is afraid to let us down. We want to understand his struggle. We want to learn about it, relate to it in some way," she said, according to the Mirror. "I think what hurts us when we hear something is changing and happening and we don't know about it. We want to be in the loop."

Since Jenner’s plans to transition went public in April on a 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer, the 65-year-old has received significant praise and support from public figures and fans.

Laverne Cox, star of "Orange Is the New Black" and the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy, wrote a congratulatory tweet to Jenner after his interview, saying: "It is always brave to stand in one's truth. Congrats darling."