Darn it, Caitlyn Jenner is my age and she has a far more beautiful body than I do! If you’ve been living under the proverbial rock, Caitlyn is not another member of the overexposed, underdressed Kardashian clan; she’s the former sports star and family patriarch, Bruce Jenner, who has publicly become a woman.
Caitlyn is on the cover of the July issue of Vanity Fair. Annie Leibovitz took the photo, of course! I haven’t yet read the article, but I was captivated by Diane Sawyer’s recent no-holds-barred interview with Bruce, before HE officially became a SHE.
And I say: Hats off to Bruce, and on with the corseted body suit that Caitlyn wore for the Leibovitz cover session. She looks lovely, if not still a tad manly looking, despite the 10-hour plastic surgery that changed his face, even if not his genitals.
While I’ve never religiously watched the Kardashian reality show, I’ve been fascinated by the Bruce-Caitlyn story because it appears to be the only honest move the whole lot of them has made since they started generating media madness. While the reality show producers are (understandably) milking the transformation for all its worth, I’m not terribly interested in the reactions of former wife Kris or stepdaughters Kim, and whatever the others are named. Surely, they all knew what was what long before Bruce decided to go public. He didn’t just pop out of a birthday cake one evening and announce that he’s wanted to be a woman his whole life.
It’s really is never too late to change, although it takes a great deal of determination and stamina to put yourself on a different life path, no less alter your sexuality. Bruce’s decision is brave and bold. He surely wasn’t oblivious to the fans of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, who have gossiped about his sexual proclivities for years. I guess he watched enough episodes of himself on TV to help him make the decision to transition official.
Having grown up at a time when men and women had to hide or bury their feelings about their sexuality, I am thrilled by the freedom we now have to express ourselves for what we are, not for whom the rest of the world thinks we should be.
If Ellen DeGeneres helped lead the way for gay women to “come out,” and Neil Patrick Harris did the same for men, hopefully Caitlyn Jenner will set the pace for the transgender population. Bruce sure did on the track.
Caitlyn Jenner. You are truly FABOVERFIFTY.
PS I’m thrilled that Vanity Fair got the Caitlyn scoop. It’s a classy magazine. Classy photos and superior content. Vogue would have shown us what Caitlyn is wearing. VF tells us what she’s thinking. Big difference.