Caitlyn Jenner was born William Bruce Jenner in Mount Kisco, New York on October 28, 1949. At a young age, she found her passion which was sports as she turned out to be good in many sports.
During her stay in high school, she was named the Most Valuable Player of her high school basketball team, football team, and track team.
She was good at sports and didn’t have to worry about that. Her major problem was gender identity.
Caitlyn Jenner explained, “I look at guys and I go…’ He’s comfortable in his skin. And I thought, ‘Wouldn’t that be a nice way to go through life?’ I look at women all the time thinking, ‘Oh my God, how lucky are they that they can wake up in the morning and be themselves. But for me, I’m stuck here in the middle.”
Caitlyn Jenner became an Olympic star after winning the Olympic decathlon and set a new world record with 8,618 points on July 30, 1976.
She has been seen as a symbol of masculinity but to Jenner, it was a female that was receiving the ovation.
Jenner told ABC, “I see a confused person at that time, running away from my life … with big-time fear. [I was] scared to death. I didn’t realize what my future held at that time. That is me. That is her,” referring to her gender identity. “[you can be a woman] and still kick butt.”
Following her victory, she got lots of endorsements after returning to the states and she appeared in ads and television shows – and even movies.
Caitlyn Jenner got picked in the seventh round of the National Basketball Association draft by the Kansas City Kings in 1977 and when it was time to give her speech she stood on the stage and couldn’t say anything.
“I walk off the stage, and I’d feel like a liar. And I would say, ‘F*ck, I can’t tell my story,” she recalled. “There’s so much more to me than those 48 hours in the stadium, and I can’t talk about it.’ It was frustrating. You get mad at yourself…. Little did they know I was empty inside. Empty inside.”
Jenner was married two times and according to her, they didn’t last because of her gender identification issue.
She started taking estrogen in the late 80s and she started growing breasts but stopped the transition process when she aged 40.
In 1991 she got married to Kris Jenner and they had Kylie and Kendall Jenner.
After their divorce, Caitlyn decided to continue the transitioning process without telling anyone.
She was worried about how her family will react to the news. Turns out they are very supportive of her decision.