Born in 1949 in New York State, Bruce Jenner was a world-famous athlete and father of six. In 1976, he won the gold medal in decathlon at the Olympic Games in Montreal. Decathlon is an Olympic event that combines 10 track and field events in one, and the winner is widely considered the “world’s greatest athlete.”
After that, Jenner achieved great fame, with a successful career in television, writing, car racing, and business. Considered an “all-American hero” and very handsome, he even did some modeling work, for example, appearing on the cover of Playgirl magazine.
In April 2015, at the age of 65, Jenner shocked the world when she came out as a transgender woman. In a two-hour interview with ABC just before physically transitioning to a woman, Jenner described a lifetime of living as a woman in a man’s body “more difficult than winning a decathlon.” She said that she wasn’t “gay”, nor was she doing this as a publicity stunt. “I’m just a woman.”
Now calling herself Caitlyn Jenner, she appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine a few months later as a strikingly beautiful and unashamed woman. How did the public react to all of this? Jenner received an outpouring of support from people across America and the world. She gained 1 million Twitter followers in only four hours, a faster rate than the previous record set by Obama, and in 2015 she was the most searched for person on Google.
現在她的名字叫Caitlyn Jenner (凱特琳•詹納)，幾個月後她登上浮華世界的雜誌封面，看起來是位極為漂亮且豪不羞澀的女性。大眾對這些事情的反應如何呢？詹納收到美國及世界各地蜂擁而至的群眾支持。她在四個小時內就多增加一百萬名Twitter支持者，這速度比之前歐巴馬創下的紀錄更高，2015年她成為Google(谷歌)搜尋第一名。
While Jenner’s family members struggled initially with her new gender identity, they quickly learned to accept it. “I’m more proud than ever of my father,” said Jenner’s son Brandon.