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It's not Bruce, it is Caitlyn

At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Bruce Jenner (below) won gold in the decathlon.

In the process, he set a world record of 8616 points. He was the world's greatest athlete.

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Yesterday (June 1), after more than six decades living as a man, he revealed a new self to the world via the cover of July's Vanity Fair - as gender transitioned Caitlyn.

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Caitlyn's tweet on the milestone 'broke' the Internet, smashing the Guinness record for gaining one million Twitter followers in the fastest time.

She eclipsed the previous record-holder, US President Barack Obama. 

Fans and celebrities showed their support for the 65-year-old on social media.

Time reported that Hollywood stars like Ellen DeGeneres, John Stamos and Lady Gaga tweeted their love for Jenner.

 

 

 

 

 

On Instagram, Singapore DJ Rosalyn Lee and Malaysian actress Andrea Fonseka also lauded his bravery.

 

 

 

 

In a Vanity Fair interview, she said genital surgery has yet to be performed.

But Jenner did have a panic attack when after a 10-hour facial feminisation surgery in March.

Waking up post-surgery, Jenner questioning the decision to go under the knife: "What did I do? What did I just do to myself?"

With the transition, Jenner feels Caitlyn would be a much better person than Bruce.

Since Bruce was an absent father to his four children from his first two marriages, Caitlyn is hoping to make amends by living life as a woman.

She  has opened up to her daughter Cassandra - whom Jenner said is now comfortable having girl talks with him.

Of the decision to go through gender transition in her 60s:

"If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, ‘You just blew your entire life. You never dealt with yourself,’ and I don’t want that to happen."

The change has been challenging.

Old habits die hard. And Caitlyn also recalls meeting a stranger recently and introduced herself as Bruce. 

 Some have also mentioned that Caitlyn bears a striking resemblance to actress Jessica Lange.

Lange herself (pictured below) has welcomed the comparisons.

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Lange told The Daily Beast: “That’s so wonderful. Well now I’m going to have to look for that picture.”

 

Sources: Vanity Fair, Daily Beast

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