10 Facts About Caitlyn Jenner you need to know
Along with a great, eye-opening cover story and stunning photos, Caitlyn created a Twitter account, which broke a record for the fastest time to reach 1 million followers—4 hours and 3 minutes!
There’s an estimated 700,000 transgender men and women in the U.S., so Caitlyn’s story serves as an inspiration to many. Below are the highlights from her in-depth Vanity Fair profile, from opening up about being a bad parent to overcoming suicidal thoughts because of a TMZ story, here are 10 fascinating facts about the fabulous Caitlyn Jenner.
1. She was living a lie after she won an Olympic gold medal
After Jenner won a gold medal in the decathlon in the 1976 Summer Olympics, she picked up many endorsements and did motivational talks. “Underneath my suit I have a bra and panty hose and this and that and thinking to myself, They know nothing about me,” she explained in Vanity Fair.
“I walk off the stage and I’d feel like a liar. And I would say, ‘F*ck, I can’t tell my story. 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 totally empty inside. Totally empty inside.”