What a queen! Caitlyn Jenner looks incredible on the cover of ‘Sports Illustrated’ in a sparkling gold sequined jumpsuit, but the most standout accessory is the Olympic gold medal around her neck. Check it out!
40 years later, Caitlyn Jenner, 66, is reflecting on winning the gold in the Olympic decathlon. In the new issue of Sports Illustrated, she commands the cover in a sexy jumpsuit, and this is the first time Caitlyn has worn the medal around her neck in public since the Olympic Games. You won’t want to miss this interview!
For the SI cover, Caitlyn wears the same gold medal that was put around Bruce Jenner‘s neck on July 30, 1976, at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, after Jenner won the Olympic decathlon — it’s still so incredible to think about! The medal represents one of the most important moments in her life, but in the interview, Caitlyn says that she has moved on. “Sports. It’s not real life,” she says in the mag.
“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.” Caitlyn certainly has done a lot since then!
Caitlyn also understands the power and significance of the image of her wearing the medal. “It’s a picture that brings attention to this issue [of a transgender American, thanking her country for its tolerance, and asking for more],” she tells the magazine. “That’s the important thing. That’s why I wore the medal.” Amazing!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Caitlyn’s cover?