"She just wants to help people that don't feel comfortable in their own skin," the reality star told Extra

By Jacqueline Andriakos
Updated June 02, 2015 08:00 AM
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Randy Brooke/WireImage; Inset: Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair

Kim Kardashian West is thrilled to see Caitlyn Jenner unveil her true self.

The reality star spoke out at the CFDA Fashion Awards in New York City to say that she is “so proud” of the 65-year-old, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, for coming out as Caitlyn to the world with her June Vanity Fair cover, which debuted Monday.

“This is Caitlyn’s moment and it’s her time to express herself and just be herself, and that’s really what life is about,” the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, 33, told Extra on Monday on the red carpet.

“She just wants to help people that don’t feel comfortable in their own skin, just to be confident in who they are,” Kardashian West added.

The mom of one – who announced Sunday that she is expecting her second child with husband Kanye West, 37 – got a sneak peek at Jenner’s cover before the big reveal.

“I stopped by the shoot, so I saw her at the shoot, and then I sat on a flight next to [photographer] Annie Leibovitz,” Kardashian West explained.

“I had to hide under my blanket and secretly look at the photos so that no one would see what we were talking about or doing.”

Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover, which hits newsstands June 9, is her first portrait since transitioning from male to female. Her brave act collected an outpouring of support from fans and followers, in addition to celebrities, including President Barack Obama, Ellen DeGeneres, Maria Shriver, Anna Kendrick, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and more.

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“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.