Caitlyn Jenner will have quite a bit of time to prepare for the ESPY Awards on July 15, but that doesn’t mean emotions won’t be high when she accepts her Arthur Ashe Courage Award. The former Olympian is even already worrying about messing up her makeup when she cries tears of joy at the show, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned!
The 2015 ESPY Awards will be a groundbreaking, emotional moment for Caitlyn Jenner, 65, who will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award and is expected to make her first official appearance as a woman. And with more than a month to go until the show, the courageous Olympian is already prepping for waterworks!
“She’s mostly worried about getting up there and crying her eyes out…and having her makeup being ruined by her tears,” an insider explains to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She’s been joking to friends, saying, ‘I can’t get up there and look like a hot mess. Caitlyn’s going to do her best to keep it together!'”
It’s going to be pretty difficult to stay composed, though, and even in her initial statement regarding news she’d be receiving this award, Caitlyn already got pretty emotional. “In the past few months, the overwhelming support from all over the world for my journey has been incredible,” she said on June 1. “However, being honored with this award, which is named after one of my heroes, is truly special. For the first time this July, I will be able to stand as my true self in front of my peers.”
Our source adds that if the tears do come, though, they will only represent something positive. “This will be one of the most important trays of many more to come in Caitlyn’s life,” our insider says. “Even if she does cry, those tears will represent joy and happiness of her long and enduring fight to get to the place she’s always wanted to be.”
Caitlyn’s Other Big ESPYs Concern: What Will I Wear?!
But crying isn’t Caitlyn’s only worry going into the show — she also has a much tougher decision when it comes to wardrobe these days than she ever did as Bruce Jenner!
In fact, on her newly-created Twitter account, Caitlyn shared a link to an article about her award and added the comment, “What the hell am I going to wear?” It’s a question us ladies have to deal with every day, Caitlin…better get used to it!
Well, we can not WAIT to see what Caitlyn decides on (perhaps she’ll get fashion advice from some of his daughters?!), and we’re so excited that she’s receiving this amazing honor at the show. Make sure to tune into the ESPY Awards on July 15 on ABC to see how everything goes down! To hear more about the incredible reveal of Caitlyn Jenner, head over to iTunes and download the HollywoodLife podcast for free!
HollywoodLifers, tell us — do you think Caitlyn will be able to hold it together?
— Alyssa Norwin, Reporting By Eric Ray Mitchell