Caitlyn Jenner dazzles in glittering gold jumpsuit on Sports Illustrated cover
Published 28/06/2016 | 14:53
Caitlyn Jenner has made her first appearance on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 40 years.
For the cover, the 66-year-old reality star wore her medal for the first time in public since she won it at the 1976 Montreal games in the decathlon.
Caitlyn, who previously appeared in Sports Illustrated in the '70s when she was known as Bruce, covers the 'Where Are They Now' issue catching up with former famous Olympians.
During her interview with the magazine, Jenner revealed that she keeps the medal in her makeup drawer among her nail polishes.
Since officially announcing her transition in July last year, Jenner has worked as a transgender advocate and says that her new role is more important than her past career as an athlete.
“Sports. It’s not real life,” she said.
“You go out there, you work hard, you train your ass off, win the Games. I’m very proud of that part of my life. And it’s not like I just want to throw it out. It’s part of who I am.”
“What I’m dealing with now, this is about who you are as a human being. What did I do for the world in 1976, besides maybe getting a few people to exercise a little bit? I didn’t make a difference in the world.”
Jenner said that regardless of her celebrity status and career as an athlete, she knew she would always struggle with feeling that she was trapped in the wrong body.
“If I had not won the Games, if I was not on the Wheaties box and I hadn’t become this, um, this . . . celebrity, would all of this have happened?” she asked.
“Certainly life would have been different. The gender issues, I was never getting away from. But things would have been different. “
“I would hope I would be doing some of the things I’m doing today, but certainly not on the same scale.”
It was initially rumoured she would pose nude for the issue, but instead, she wore a sparkling gold jumpsuit.