Caitlyn Jenner set to pose naked for 'Sports Illustrated' summer cover with only her Olympic gold medal and an American flag
In order to celebrate the 43rd anniversary of her win in 1976 where she was able to set a world decathlon record at the Montreal Summer Games, Caitlyn will pose with her medal nude for the first time since her transition
Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, is going to be appearing on a summer cover of 'Sports Illustrated' and will be posing naked with nothing but her Olympic Gold medal.
As reported by US Weekly, a source shared that Jenner would wear "nothing but an American flag and her Olympic medal". The 'I am Cait' star was able to set a world decathlon record in 1976 at the Montreal Summer Games. In order to celebrate the 43rd anniversary of her win, she will be posing with her medal nude for the first time since her transition.
"She’s excited about that," the source added. Jenner shared that she had kept her "most prized possession" at the bottom of her makeup drawer. In a 2015 August blog post, Caitlyn had written, "I never wanted my kids to feel like they had to have a gold medal in order to be considered a success. I didn’t want them to constantly compare their own achievements to my time in the Olympics, so I haven’t displayed my medal."
She took to making an accompanying video to her blog entry and said of her medal, "I’m very proud of this. That was a great time in my life. But to be honest with you, it’s an even greater time in my life right now with what I’m trying to accomplish." Caitlyn had revealed her new name and identity while on the July 2015 cover of Vanity Fair and ever since has been an advocate for equality in the LGBTQ community. In January 2017, she underwent sex reassignment surgery and has reportedly been called the most famous openly transgender woman in the world.
Recently, Caitlyn was permitted by President Donald Trump to use the bathroom of her choice at any of his properties. Caitlyn took to Facebook to share, "OK, last week Donald Trump said I could take a pee anywhere in a Trump facility, so I am gonna go take a pee in the ladies' room. Thank you, Donald. I really appreciate it."
During an interview with Variety, Caitlyn shared that after her transition, she decided to push for trans rights from behind the scenes and said, "I don't do a lot of media. I don't want to be seen everywhere. Today, I'm very politically involved. Nobody really knows it. I do it very quietly because I have been so criticized by the liberal side of the media. I can get more things done if I don't stick my nose into everything publicly."