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Caitlyn: The New and Improved Bruce Jenner

The latest issue of the Vanity Fair features a beautiful woman named Caitlyn Jenner. You might think that the family name is quite familiar and the face, you’ve probably seen it before. But you can’t quite put your finger on it.

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Once you start reading about the stunning woman on the cover, you realize that yes, you know her. Yes, the gorgeous woman you are staring at is the new and improved Bruce Jenner, the father of the famous sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner. And yes, that means she’s the ex-husband of Kris Jenner, the famous reality TV star Kim Kardashian-West’s mother.

Who is Bruce Jenner?

Bruce Jenner rose to fame when he won a gold medal and set a world record in the decathlon in the Summer Olympics of 1976. He then became one of the most loved athletes. Jenner also became a TV personality as he appeared in several shows including CHiPs and The American Sportsman. He also had several endorsements, including the one for Wheaties cereal. Later on, he starred in movies like Can’t Stop the Music and Original Intent alongside Martin Sheen and Kris Kristofferson.

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Before he became the patriarch of the Kardashian family, Bruce Jenner was married twice and had four children from both marriages.

What happened?

After Kris and Bruce Jenner split in 2013, there had been rumors about Bruce trying to become a woman. First, it was him sporting longer hair. Second, there were several times he was pictured looking more feminine. After much speculation, Bruce admitted to identifying himself as transgender.

In April 2015, ABC’s 20/20 showed an exclusive interview of Bruce Jenner by Diane Sawyer. This was when Jenner said he identifies as a woman. He also shared how he decided to have hormone treatments and talk about his transition to his children who have been nothing but supportive of him.

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Then, on June 1, 2015, Jenner introduced her true self to Twitter, saying her name is Caitlyn. On that same day, the July 2015 issue of Vanity Fair was released with Caitlyn Jenner on the cover. Jenner said, “This shoot was about my life and who I am as a person. It’s not about the fanfare, it’s not about people cheering in the stadium, it’s not about going down the street and everybody giving you ‘that a boy, Bruce,’ pat on the back, O.K. This is about your life.”

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