Caitlyn Jenners Vanity Fair debut named Cover Of The Year
5 February 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover last year has been named as the Cover of the Year on Wednesday by the American Society of Magazine Editors ( ASME ).
The cover has had the fair share of awards back in 2015 and this is an additional award to the list of Jenner . According to ASME Chief Executive Sid Holt, they had a difficult time deciding this year for the cover contest.
He added, "Any time you have to choose between an already legendary Annie Leibovitz shoot on the cover of Vanity Fair, a Mark Seliger comedy special on GQ and one of the year's most talked-about news covers, 'Cosby: The Women' on New York—plus Serena Williams on both Sports Illustrated and New York—that's a good time to be a magazine editor and an even better time to be a magazine reader."
The issue called “Call Me Caitlyn” was released in June 2015 and it was shot by Leibovitz . Jenner wore a cream-colored and strapless bodysuit . For the magazine cover interview, she talked a lot about her transition and what her family thought about her living her true identity.
In an excerpt from the magazine’s June 2015 issue, Jenner was quoted saying, "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.”
Jenner continued that being able to see herself dressed as such is powerful to her as she convinced herself that everything will work out just fine and that made her excited about what the future holds for her.
Aside from the Vanity Fair cover, ESPN The Magazine’s “Body 2015: Chantae McMillan” received the Readers’ Choice Award by ASME .