The 65-year-old admitted that the entire process ended up being two of the best days of her life, although she was initially nervous about the whole thing, as can be expected.
"I mean these pictures—[Annie Leibovitz], Vanity Fair, spared nothing doing it right, and the wardrobe, everything involved with it were just…the people were just great. It was, you know, two of the best days of my life. The pictures came out over-the-top great, you know, and I think people's reaction when they see it…I was always worried—you never wanted to look like a guy in drag. You never wanted to look like a guy in a dress, OK? If you're going to do that, come out, you really have to look the part.
You have to look very feminine, you have to be able to, what I call my presentation is extremely important because it puts people at ease. And if you can do that, OK, people are at ease, they're just comfortable being around you. And Vanity Fair, I think that when they see the pictures, the images, and all that kind of stuff, learn your name, people will probably go, 'My God, why didn't you do this earlier?'"
Caitlyn also revealed some of the emotions she felt while shooting and upon seeing herself all glammed up:
"I had this one time where I had not had a mirror behind me and they put this mirror up behind when I was doing this shoot. I had this rocking black outfit on, formal outfit, and I kind of, from a distance, looked in the mirror and I felt, 'Oh, my God.' That's the first time I'd ever really seen an image of me, of who I am.
I mean over-the-top better than I thought it would ever be, especially at my age. You know, you think it's kind of over with at that age. And seeing that image was powerful to me, you know, powerful. And I kind of looked at it and said, 'You know what? This is going to work. We're going to be OK with this, you know?' So yeah, we move forward. I am so excited about the future."
So are we! The future looks so bright!
We're just so happy for you, Caitlyn!
[Image via Vanity Fair.]