‘Chelsea Manning' Releases First Photo After Leaving Prison

Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier released from military prison this week after serving seven years for leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, posted her first post-prison photo on social media Thursday.

“Okay, so here I am everyone!!” she tweeted beneath a photo showing her wearing red lipstick and sporting a black top cut deeply in a V in the front.

Manning had been sentenced to a 35-year prison term and was freed 28 years early after President Obama commuted the bulk of her sentence before leaving office. Manning, who was known as Pvt. Bradley Manning, was arrested in 2010 on suspicion of having sent 700,000 secret military and diplomatic files from a classified computer network to WikiLeaks. After being convicted, Manning announced she was a transgender woman and changed her name to Chelsea.

According to a report in Women’s Wear Daily, the 29-year-old convicted WikiLeaks whistleblower will be photographed in designer clothing for a feature in Vogue, with Editor in Chief Anna Wintour. Women’s Wear Daily first reported that designers were getting calls to find some “looks” for the upcoming shoot, though Vogue declined to comment on their editorial schedule.

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