Caitlyn Jenner reveals transitioning was much harder than training for the Olympics: 'It was less accepted'
The 70-year-old said she looked in the mirror with her medal while asking herself, 'Am I stuck with this person the rest of my life'.
'I am Cait' star Caitlyn Jenner has revealed that coming out as a trans woman was much harder than competing in the Olympic Games.
While speaking on BBC's 'Don't Tell Me the Score Podcast' where the 70-year-old shared that she had "trained 12 years for the games and trained 65 years to transition in 2015 but the latter proved to be 'harder and less accepted, with many hating her guts'". She added that Olympic training was a way of "running away from her issues".
She also recalled seeing herself in the mirror with her medal while asking herself if "this was the person she was stuck with for the rest of her life". Caitlyn was formerly known as Bruce and had transitioned in 2015 after her shining career. She had also won a gold medal in the Men's Decathlon at the 1976 Olympics.
She explained how transitioning was an incredibly difficult process and said, "I trained 12 years for the games. I trained 65 years to transition in 2015. It was harder to do, it was less accepted. Everyone loved the games, a lot of people when they see you transition hate your guts. Look at the quotes on Instagram. By far that was a lot more difficult".
The father of six children also made a cheeky comment and shared, "I have the great double. Olympic decathlon champion and Glamour’s Woman of the Year". She also spoke about how she struggled with dyslexia as well as gender phobia and how it had impacted her career.
"Being gender dysphoric and dyslexic — that’s what made me down the line. When I got into sports, it became more important for me to succeed in sports and work hard at sports because of all these issues," Jenner shared.
During the podcast, Jenner also spoke about his divorce with momager Kris Jenner and revealed that the transition had not caused the divorce.