Caitlyn Jenner and 'Vanity Fair' Went to Extreme Lengths to Keep Cover Shoot Secret
It's the magazine cover seen around the world. Caitlyn Jenner's take-your-breath-away Vanity Fair spread is triggering a cultural earthquake.
We're learning more about how Vanity Fair pulled off the amazing scoop in total secrecy.
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The cell phones of everyone at the photo-shoot were confiscated. Privacy screens were erected outside Jenner's home in Malibu while the shoot was taking place.
Vanity Fair writer Buzz Bissinger conducted the interview. He told Good Morning America, "I saw the last of Bruce for two months. You're literally seeing a man over here, and then, overnight, a woman."
Caitlyn's courage is triggering an outpouring of praise at the movie premiere of Entourage.
Piers Morgan told INSIDE EDITION, "I think the whole world has gone 'wow!' and good luck to her, really."
Mark Wahlberg told INSIDE EDITION, "He's a great guy and he's so courageous, it's just sad that he had to live in hiding for such a long time. I'm very proud of him. It must feel like the weight of the world has been lifted from his shoulders."
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INSIDE EDITION's Deborah Norville talked about the cover on CNN. She said, "Those 48 hours when he won the decathlon defined that man for almost 40 years. And, if you think about it, we've had, and he's a world figure, essentially four months to come to grips with the idea that indeed he was transitioning and becoming a woman."
The cover is also lighting up social media. Caitlyn's Twitter account has more than two million followers in less than 24 hours, a new record.
#CallMeCaitlyn quickly became the world's top trending topic.
Even President Obama tweeted his support posting: "It takes courage to share your story."
It takes courage to share your story. https://t.co/Q7wWjV9Rxx— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 1, 2015
But, the cover also has critics. The Los Angeles Times praised Caitlyn's courage but called the cover an outdated and old-fashioned "pin-up."
The cover is overshadowing Kim Kardashian's news that she is pregnant with her second child. She and Kanye West were seen shopping for baby clothes in a trendy Manhattan boutique.
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She talked about Caitlyn's cover at a fashion awards event, saying, "Everybody has been so supportive and so amazing and I think that that's all we can really ask for is kindness and we felt that, so thank you."
The cover also exposed conflicts in the Kardashian family behind-the-scenes. Caitlyn claimed in Vanity Fair that her estranged wife, Kris, was "controlling" and says, "I got mistreated," while Kris says Jenner's decision to become a woman is "the most passive aggressive thing I have ever experienced."
And, Caitlyn's sons are distressed over the cover. Her eldest son, Burt, made this edgy comment, "I have high hopes that Caitlyn is a better person than Bruce. I'm very much looking forward to that."
On Good Morning America, Bissinger said, "I think it's hard for the sons. I wouldn't want to see my mother dressed in a bustier. So, this is their dad."
Meanwhile, we are also learning more about the surgeries Caitlyn underwent to achieve the transformation.
INSIDE EDITION spoke to Los Angeles plastic surgeon Marc Mani. He said, "This looks like cheek implants, or quite a lot of filler, I would lean toward cheek implants, the nose has been actually thinned out from what I can tell as well. It was pretty thin in the first place, but it's just taking that extra step now."
But, while Caitlyn plans to live as a woman, she does not plan to have genital surgery.
Caitlyn says she hopes her journey will inspire others, saying, "Back in the 80's I was alone. I hope with my honesty I can make it easier for somebody else down the line."
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