In a new behind-the-scenes video released by the magazine, the 65-year-old Olympian talks about finally coming out as a woman
"It's not about the fanfare," Caitlyn says, fighting back tears. "It's not about people cheering in the stadium, it's not about going down the street and everyone giving me a, 'That a boy, Bruce' and a pat on the back, OK? This is about your life, and about who you are, and the last few days have been absolutely amazing ... I never thought that someday I'd be able to do this. So it's been great -- so many good people and love and support."
She also talks about the difficulty of living in hiding while making her transition to a woman.
"It was just hell," she says candidly. "These people [paparazzi] are just bloodsuckers, bottom feeders. It was really, really tough on me."
But it's safe to say those days are definitely behind her.
"To be honest with you, now I really don't care," Caitlyn stresses.
"Caitlyn has been so comfortable with herself," she adds. "That is a wonderful feeling to have -- 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. I've never been able to do that."
Judging from the opening scene of her new documentary series, I Am Cait
, Caitlyn is clearly comfortable in her own skin, going makeup-free
. Watch below: