Caitlyn Jenner stunned the world with her beautifully fantastic cover of the July 2015 issue of Vanity Fair magazine. Showing off her flashy gorgeous style on the cover has pretty much stolen the show since it was unveiled earlier in the month.
Now that the dust has basically settled and people are coming to terms with Bruce Jenner’s long-awaited transition to becoming Caitlyn Jenner, we’ve got some handy tidbits that you may not have known.
6. Miss America Pageant Inspiration
Prior to her transition and the choosing of her name, Caitlyn (then Bruce) watched the Miss America Pageant for a straight two years before choosing some names that resonated with her. TMZ reports that while watching the show, she came up with two names that seemed to stick with her – Cathy and Heather.
Those two names were pretty much blown away by the name Caitlyn. Her assistant Rhonda (Kamihira? Kris Jenner’s best friend and the one that Bruce was allegedly cheating with?!?) suggested that she go with Caitlyn and the rest is history.
Caitlyn has also insisted that she chose to spell her name with a “C” instead of a “K” in order to distance herself from the Kardashians. In fact, she said that she wasn’t trying to show any disrespect to her former stepchildren, but wanted to pave the way for herself as her own person.
5. I Am Cait
Before Caitlyn Jenner appeared on Diane Sawyer’s show and revealed her intentions to change gender, there were rumors floating around that she would discuss the ins and outs of her transition in a new reality television docu-series. Now, we have learned that the show is titled “I Am Cait” and will feature Caitlyn telling her mountains of fans not to waste time in living an unauthentic life – saying that time will run out.
In a clip for the show, we can hear Caitlyn say, “I am the new normal.”
The show will be in eight parts and it premieres on July 26th.
4. Four Million Dollar Plastic Surgery?
We know that some plastic surgery procedures can cost a pretty penny, but RadarOnline suggests that Caitlyn Jenner has spent four million dollars in order to become who she is today.
We are hard-pressed to believe that she spent a whopping four million dollars, but they did talk to a doctor who guessed at some of the procedures that she may have underwent. Their doctor source also speculated as to how much each of these procedures may have cost the former Olympian. Sounds like legit science to us (not).
3. Olympic Hall Of Fame Name Change?
In 1976, Bruce Jenner was awarded the gold medal for the decathlon. Naturally, Bruce’s name is attached to the honor, but if Caitlyn wants it changed, they will definitely consider it.
All she would have to do is fill out a request and the committee would change her name from Bruce to Caitlyn Jenner for the record books.
2. Caitlyn Jenner Shares Twitter Picture, Is Living Her Truth
Caitlyn shared the above photo of herself and closest friends facing away from her home in Malibu. She captioned the picture, “Learn from those who have walked the path before you. #TransIsBeautiful #LivingOurTruth #JustTheBeginning.”
1. The Arthur Ashe Courage Award
Caitlyn Jenner is being presented with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs ceremony next month. It was widely rumored that there was a runner-up for the award – a disabled Army veteran named Noah Galloway, but ESPN says that is not the case. They award the Courage Award to those who have transcended the world of sports through courageous action.
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