Caitlyn Jenner was known for her sprint of gold medal olympic success before she became the world's most recognized (and divisive) transgender advocate, and now Sports Illustrated reportedly wants to celebrate her olympian achievements with a racy, skin-baring spread.
According to US Weekly, Caitlyn will be gracing the summer cover of Sports Illustrated and she will be wearing:
"Nothing but an American flag and her Olympic medal."
The 66-year-old I Am Cait star set a world decathlon record at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games and the cover is set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her spectacular win. This will also be the first time Jenner has posed with her medal since transitioning and, according to an insider source:
“She’s excited about that.”
Caitlyn has a deeply sentimental relationship with her prized possession, although until now it has lived in the bottom of her makeup drawer to avoid making her children feel inferior.
In a blog post from 2015, Caitlyn wrote about her reasoning for not having the medal in pride of place, it reads:
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.
It's so great that both Caitlyn as her authentic self and her medal will have another chance to shine in the public eye. You do you girl!
(Source: US Weekly)