Los Angeles - Caitlyn Jenner was "worried" about posing on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine.
The 65-year-old former Olympian - who was known as Bruce Jenner before undergoing a gender transition - has admitted she was initially concerned she would look like 'a guy in drag" but on reflection feels as though the pictures are "over-the-top great".
She said: "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, okay. 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, okay, people are at ease, they're just comfortable being around you."
Caitlyn is now looking forward to living her life as a "free soul" now as she is able to finally be herself.
She added to Vanity Fair magazine: "I'm going to go enjoy life. I have nothing left to hide. I am kind of a free person, a free soul.
"To be able to wake up in the morning, be yourself, get dressed, get ready to go out, and just be like a normal person. That's a wonderful feeling to go through life.
"I've never been able to do that; it's always been confusion, it's always been, you know, I've got one side [with] boy clothes, the other side's women's clothes. It's like I cleaned the whole closet out - the boys stuff is gone, okay"
Caitlyn also thanked her role models and "pioneers" of the transgender community for giving her the confidence to come out.
She said: "You look at some people, the pioneers who are trying to get the message out Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, Geena Rocer, people like that, carmen carrera... I'm kind of following in their footsteps.
"They made it easier for me. I hope with my honesty, I can make it easier for somebody else down the line."
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