Chelsea Manning has posed for a swimsuit shoot for the latest edition of US Vogue which was photographed by famous celeb shooter Annie Leibovitz.
Manning shot to global fame in 2013 when as a male soldier – Bradley Manning – he was jailed for leaking sensitive information about the US military to WikiLeaks. He later had his sentence commuted by then President Barack Obama.
The 25-year-old transgender former soldier has been photographed wearing a red bikini and reveals in the accompanying interview her desire to enter US politics.
As US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning in 2013
“I’m certainly not going to say no, and I’m certainly not going to say yes,” she said. “My goal is to use these next six months to figure out where I want to go.”
Manning has been living in a sleek Tribeca building in New York since her release and managed to walk around the city unnoticed for weeks after her arrival.
“It’s not like I’m living in fear or anything,” she said. “I’m so glad to be out and about and walking around.”