Chelsea Manning, the transsexual soldier less than a month out of military prison for leaking secrets, is expected to appear in a Vogue magazine spread, WWD is reporting.
Manning has kept a fairly low profile since leaving prison after President Barack Obama commuted the soldier's 35-year prison sentence before leaving office earlier this year, but remains the hottest transexual celebrity going.
Manning, 29, the former Bradley Manning, was convicted by court-martial in 2013 of espionage and other charges connected with sending 700,000 secret military and diplomatic files from a classified computer network to WikiLeaks, said Reuters.
Reuters reported on excerpts from an interview that aired on ABC's "Good Morning America" last Friday in which Manning said she wanted to tell Obama how grateful she was to be out of prison.
"I was given a chance, that's all I wanted," Manning told ABC's "Nightline" co-anchor Juju Chang, according to Reuters. "That's all I asked for was a chance, that's it."
While Vogue declined to confirm or deny a Manning photo shoot was done last month, Vogue writer Kathryn Branch wrote the article "Chelsea Manning Reveals Her Bold New Look on Instagram," showing her with a new short pixie cut and light red lips, said WWD.
"As her Instagram shows, there is a sense of confidence in Chelsea now that we're sure Vogue finds infectious," said Monika Markovinovic of the Huffington Post. "Her story on the pages of the magazine alone will be a bold move for (Vogue editor Anna) Wintour and her team, and we can't wait to see how Manning's story is told and photographed."
In 2015, Vanity Fair magazine featured transgender athlete Caitlyn Jenner on the cover of its magazine after she was photographed by Annie Leibovitz, according to E! News.
The American Society of Magazine Editors named the "I Am Cait" Vanity Fair issue as the magazine "Cover of the Year" in 2016.
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