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Caitlyn Jenner

Name Inspired by Miss America Pageant

6/2/2015 11:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0716_Caitlyn-Jenner_gettyCaitlyn Jenner chose her name after being inspired by the Miss America pageant.

Caitlyn told Vanity Fair she had been watching the pageant in the last couple of years to come up with ideas for names. Two names resonated with her -- Heather and Cathy.

It sounds like Heather and Cathy were front-runners but she also liked Caitlyn. Ultimately, Caitlyn's assistant Rhonda tipped the scales when she suggested Caitlyn.  

Jenner had been on the fence but Rhonda pushed him over the line. 

Caitlyn Jenner

I Didn't Want to Look

Like a Guy in a Dress

6/2/2015 6:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Caitlyn Jenner did not want to look like a pretend woman when she transitioned from a man to a woman.

Caitlyn told Vanity Fair it was extremely important that she presented herself as feminine.

Beyond cosmetics, Caitlyn talks about the isolation she felt in the '80s, and how the Internet became her salvation because it provided a connection with people in similar circumstances.

And Caitlyn talks about her role models, many of whom are famous including Laverne Cox from "Orange Is the New Black." 

Billy Ray: I Wasn't There, But Her Publicist Was

6/17/2008 9:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Billy Ray Cyrus just won't stop slinging the smelly stuff at Annie Leibovitz and Vanity Fair over those saucy Miley shots -- comparing the situation to "stomping in poop."

Of course, when "Today's" Meredith Vieira asked him where the hell he was when the infamous shot was taken, he apparently had more important things to do than look after his baby.

Leo's Cover Shoot -- Knut What You Think

4/9/2007 8:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Vanity Fair coverLeonardo DiCaprio will travel to the end of the Earth to save it ... Knut the polar bear will not.

Leo's travels took him to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in southeast Iceland for the cover of Vanity Fair's 2nd Annual Green Issue, which hits newsstands this week -- while the baby polar bear was photographed in Berlin.

The cover photo was taken by legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz, who also went to the Berlin Zoo to photograph Knut -- who was then superimposed with Leo. This is DiCaprio's first work with icebergs since "Titanic."

The May issue of Vanity Fair is devoted to environmental issues and features an excerpt from DiCaprio's upcoming documentary, "The 11th Hour."

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