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Caitlyn Jenner Covers Sports Illustrated with Olympic Gold

Caitlyn Jenner Covers Sports Illustrated with Olympic Gold


The former Olympian tells the magazine about her struggle to feel comfortable in her body.

On the cover of the July 2016 issue of Sports Illustrated, Caitlyn Jenner poses in a gold sequined pantsuit and matching Olympic medal. Inside, she opens up about the challenge of remaining a closeted transgender woman for so long and the pressures that accompanied the label of sports icon.

Speaking about her Olympic body, she said, "It disgusted me. I was big and thick and masculine. The rest of the world thought it was this Greek god kind of body. I hated it. But it's what I was given, so I just tried to do the best I could with it."

While she values the part of her life spent competing athletically, she finds more value in her present activism. "Sports. It's not real life. 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."

Jenner tweeted her excitement about the SI spread, her third major magazine cover since she graced Vanity Fair last year.

The magazine also put together a mini-documentary about Jenner's journey. Check it out below:

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