Bruce Jenner to Pose for Cover of Vanity Fair, Sources Say
Bruce Jenner has posed for his share of magazine covers over the years, from Sports Illustrated to GQ. But now, the former Olympian has landed an upcoming cover of Vanity Fair, Jenner’s first print photo shoot and interview since revealing in April that he is transitioning from male to female, multiple sources tell PEOPLE.
Legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz will shoot the cover, an industry source says.
Leibovitz, who most recently photographed the Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast for Vanity Fair‘s June cover, has chronicled the world’s biggest celebrities over her 40-plus year career, including Michael Jackson, George Clooney, Queen Elizabeth II, Johnny Depp and Lady Gaga.
Jenner, 65, who calls his female identity “Her,” will appear as a woman in the Vanity Fair pictorial, to hit stands this summer, the source tells PEOPLE.
During the recent Keeping Up with the Kardashians: About Bruce special, taped earlier this year, Jenner was asked by stepdaughter Khloé Kardashian, 30, “Are you planning on not being Bruce any time soon?”
“That’s quite possible, yeah,” Jenner responded, adding that his transition would occur “probably in the spring.”
Since going public with his plans in an interview with Diane Sawyer on 20/20 in April, Jenner has received widespread support from fans, friends, family and other celebrities for speaking out about his transition.
Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox, who was the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy, congratulated Jenner after his TV interview, Tweeting, “It is always brave to stand in one’s truth. Congrats darling.”
Jenner will chronicle his new life in an eight-part docuseries premiering July 26, at 9 p.m. ET on E!