As the 2019 season of I’m a Celebrity comes to a close, Caitlyn Jenner is unquestionably one of the most popular campmates to emerge. The actress first entered the jungle in 2003, when she competed in the US edition of the programme as Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner.
The former Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has now changed her name to Caitlyn Jenner and undergone a lengthy transformation to become the woman she is now.
Caitlyn’s road to becoming a woman, as she relates in her book The Secrets of My Life, was far from easy. Here’s all we know so far regarding the actress’s surgery.
Who Is Caitlyn Jenner?
Caitlyn Jenner was born October 28, 1949 in Mount Kisco, New York, Is a transgender American decathlete who won the gold in the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal with a then-record score of 8,618 points and became the most well-known athlete to officially come out as transgender in 2015.
Bruce Jenner began his athletic career at Newton (Connecticut) High School, where he lettered in football, basketball, and athletics, as well as taking up waterskiing on his own, winning the East Coast all-around championship in 1966, 1969, and 1971.
Jenner enrolled at Graceland College (Lamoni, Iowa) on a football scholarship in 1969, but due to a knee ailment, he was limited to basketball and track.
Jenner competed in the decathlon for the first time in 1971 and placed 10th in the events at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, West Germany. Jenner then relocated to California to practice with individual event stars rather than decathlon competitors.
Jenner became a network tv sports analyst, filmed television advertisements, lectured, and published many books after his 1976 Olympic victory.
Jenner married Kris Kardashian in 1991, and the gold medalist later received new popularity as one of the primary protagonists in the popular reality programme Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which aired from 2007 to 21 and covered the couple’s family’s activities. In 2014, the couple divorced.
Caitlyn Jenner Before & After Plastic Surgery
Caitlyn Jenner First Step To Change Through Surgery
Caitlyn Jenner, now 70, completed her transition in 2015. When she first attempted to become a woman, she was 39 years old. The TV personality wrote in her book about growing breasts for the first time, ” “I began taking hormones. I was a decent 36B. They were fantastic. This was fantastic in my opinion. My goal at the time was to transition before I turned 40. I made it to number 39… I couldn’t go on any longer.”
Caitlyn met Kris, her ex-wife of 23 years with whom she shares daughters Kendall and Kylie, at this moment. Caitlyn ceased transitioning in the late 1980s, fearful of the reaction of the rest of the world. “I was frightened of being found out,” she admitted. “I wasn’t at a place in my life where I felt good about myself. The bottom line was, “I don’t want to be this way.” Who wants to cope with all of these problems?”
Caitlyn Jenner had feminization surgery on her face
Caitlyn made the decision to make the transformation considerably later in life. During her second change, the athlete and author underwent facial feminization surgery to attain her feminine characteristics. Hairline repair, forehead contouring, and jaw and chin contouring are all possible operations.
Buzz Bissinger, Caitlyn’s interviewer, explains the moment Caitlyn received the surgery in an interview with Vanity Fair. She explains: “Bruce Jenner arrived at the Beverly Hills office with the expectation that the facial feminization operation would take around five hours. Caitlyn Jenner was seen leaving the Beverly Hills office following a ten-hour surgery.”
Breast implants worn by Caitlyn Jenner
Caitlyn talks of the moment in her life when she first attempted to grow breasts: “I could get away with shaving my beard. I could get away with a nose job. Hormones play a role in breast development? It’s not that simple.”
Fortunately, Caitlyn thought she could be more honest about her recent breast implant surgery, telling her son Brandon about it. When Caitlyn lifted her top up to expose her new breasts, Brandon was taken away and reminded her, “Whoa, I’m still your kid.”
The final transformation of Caitlyn Jenner
Caitlyn had a nose job, breast augmentation, tracheal shave, jaw contouring, and beard removal as part of her transition, but gender reassignment surgery was the ultimate step. She proudly declares in her book about the procedure:
“The operation went well, and I feel fantastic as well as liberated. So why even think about it? It’s only a penis, after all. Other from what I’ve already mentioned, the opportunity to take a whiz in the woods, it has no special gifts or uses for me. I simply want to have all of the necessary components.”