He’s ready for his close up! On Friday, news broke that Bruce Jenner has landed an upcoming cover of Vanity Fair Magazine. The first print photo shoot and interview since the former Olympian revealed plans to transition from male to female. Annie Leibovitz will shoot Jenner as a woman a— a first for a celebrity athlete who has posed for his share of magazine covers over the years, from Sports Illustrated to GQ.
Reps for Vanity Fair, Leibovitz and Jenner have not yet responded to requests for comment. Jenner’s Vanity Fair pictorial is expected to hit stands this summer.
During a recent “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” focusing on Bruce’s Diane Sawyer interview, taped earlier this year, Jenner told Khloe Kardashian, he was planning to fully transition “probably in the spring.”
Jenner revealing himself as female for the first time could net record-breaking sales for the Conde Nast title — whose best-selling cover, in September 2005, featured Jennifer Aniston’s first interview after separating from Brad Pitt.
Leibovitz is a veteran photographer, most recently photographed the Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast for Vanity Fair’s June cover and 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 will chronicle his new life as a woman in an eight-part docuseries premiering in July on E!