Caitlyn Jenner is set to land her first Sports Illustrated cover since her transition. She previously appeared on the magazine after her win in the Olympics in 1976.
On the 40th anniversary and in celebration of Caitlyn Jenners record setting win at the Olympic games in Montreal in 1976, she will appear on a summer cover of Sports Illustrated reportedly wearing her gold medal and the American flag only.
The ‘I Am Cait‘ star is rivalling her ex-wife, Kris Jenner, as she previously posed topless in the reality show, Keeping up with the Kardashians (2007), sporting a gold medal following with Caitlyns stepdaughter, Kim Kardashian West, also appearing nude on the cover of Paper magazine in 2014 attempting to break the internet.
Caitlyn (pictured above) was recently nominated amongst Times’ 100 most influential people in the world for her courage and work for equality in the LGBT community and was highly praised for it. Caitlyn first revealed herself as a woman to the public when she shot an exclusive Vanity Fair cover shoot in June 2015 titled ‘Call me Caitlyn’ (pictured below, right). The former athletes transition was under much speculation for a number of months beforehand.
In a 2015 blog post, Caitlyn wrote that she had stashed away her ”most prized possession” (her gold medal) in the bottom of her make-up drawer. “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.” That is, until now.
“That was a great time in my life. But to be honest with you, it’s even a greater time in my life right now with what I’m trying to accomplish.”
Caitlyn Jenner’s Sports Illustrated Cover Is Released
July Issue, 2016.