Caitlyn Jenner has a lot more victories to celebrate than winning gold at the 1976 Olympics. The star athlete and trans icon, who’s now the face of H&M’s sport line, shares a timeline of her greatest accomplishments in an intimate video with the brand. From the time she discovered her athletic talent to the time she transitioned, take a look at the moments Jenner treasures most in her lifetime.
1960: Falling in love with sports. Jenner said that in the fifth grade, even though she struggled with dyslexia and gender issues, she found solace in her new love of sports. She was even the fastest runner in school.
1972: Sharing her secret. After keeping her struggles with gender to herself, Jenner shared the gender issues she’d kept bottled up to her first wife Chrystie Scott. “For me, it was the most freeing moment ever,” she said.
1976: Winning gold. Jenner recalls winning a gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and tearing up at upon climbing the podium. “To me, sports was always this wonderful diversion from myself and about who I was,” Jenner revealed.
1978: Starting a family. “My kids are by far my greatest accomplishment. Better than a medal. You know what the gold medal’s good for? Show and tell,” Jenner reveals. “It’s great for show and tell with the kids.”
1984: Deciding to transition. Jenner explains that she was watching TV when she saw a commercial for a gender clinic in Orange County come up on the screen. She finally mustered up the courage to pay a visit and was surprised with the knowledge and support it offered. She had wanted to transition by the time he was 40. When she got to 39, she “just couldn’t go any further.”
1991: Finding happiness again. This was the year Jenner remarried, this time to Kris Jenner. According to her, Kris “brought [her] back to life.
2007: Starting a reality show. Kris and Caitlyn Jenner were watching The Osbournes on TV when they realized they wanted to have a reality show of their own. “It really, in so many ways, brought our family together,” she said of KUWTK.
2015: Being herself. Recalling her iconic Vanity Fair cover with Annie Leibovitz, Jenner remembered looking at her reflection in the mirror after transitioning and thinking, “This person who’s lived inside me all my life, there she was for the first time.”
“That’s the greatest victory of all,” Jenner said with a smile, “To wake up in the morning and just be yourself,” Jenner said with a smile. Watch the full video above.
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From: Harper’s BAZAAR US