Who is Caitlyn Jenner? I’m a Celebrity 2019 contestant

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Caitlyn Jenner is arguably the star signing for this yr’s I’m a Celebrity, reportedly netting £500,000 to move into the jungle.

Right here’s every little thing you could know in regards to the Olympic gold medallist who has already taken half within the US model of the present…

Caitlyn Jenner (Getty)

Age: 70

Well-known for: Successful the lads’s decathlon within the 1976 Olympics earlier than her transition, starring in Retaining Up with the Kardashians

Twitter: @Caitlyn_Jenner

Instagram: @caitlynjenner

Phobias: “None however like everybody, bugs do gross me out”

Who is Caitlyn Jenner?

Born Bruce Jenner, the athlete grew to become a family identify after profitable Gold within the Males’s Decathlon within the 1976 Olympic Video games in Montreal.

On the time, Jenner was thought-about “the world’s biggest athlete” and “an all-American hero”. She has since solid a profession in tv and modelling.

Caitlyn Jenner with Kardashians (Getty)

Jenner’s most outstanding tv function was in E!’s actuality present Retaining Up With The Kardashians, the place she starred alongside third spouse Kris Jenner, step-children Kourtney, Kimberly, Khloe and Robert, and daughters Kendall and Kylie.

Having divorced from Kris in 2014, Caitlyn now not seems so prominently on Retaining Up with The Kardashians, having landed her personal actuality sequence, I Am Cait, in 2015.

Different TV appearances have included as a contestant on The Weakest Hyperlink in 2002, a cameo in 2005’s Celebrity Apprentice, and even a bit-part in Homicide, She Wrote.

When did Caitlyn Jenner transition?

Born male, Jenner confirmed in April 2015 that she was a trans lady, having skilled gender dysphoria since childhood.

“For all intents and functions, I’m a lady,” Jenner instructed Diane Sawyer in an interview with ABC.

In July of that yr, Jenner spoke to Vainness Truthful discussing additional particulars of her transition, and revealed that her new identify could be Caitlyn.

She tweeted: “I’m so blissful after such a lengthy battle to be residing my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can’t wait so that you can get to know her/me.”

In 2017, Jenner underwent gender-reassignment surgical procedure.

“I’ve grown into Caitlyn,” she mentioned to ABC Information. “It’s powerful to take 65 years of being Bruce and being male, after which like, in a single day, every little thing modifications.”

Has Caitlyn Jenner finished I’m a Celebrity earlier than?

Whereas this is her first time Down Beneath for the UK model, Jenner is no stranger to the jungle, having appeared on the shirt-lived American model of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Right here!

Though she might not have received the present (that honour went to actor and choreographer Cris Judd), Jenner had a truthful stab on the competitors, coming fourth.

May Jenner take the crown in her second try?

What has Caitlyn Jenner mentioned about doing I’m a Celebrity?

“Coping with different individuals is by far the toughest factor,” admits Jenner. “It’s way more troublesome than coping with probably the most toxic snakes on this planet. That’s straightforward – simply steer clear of them!

“You possibly can’t get away from the opposite individuals and it is going to be a very totally different expertise for me. Final time, I did it with a bunch of individuals from the States who I knew of. This time it’s a bunch of individuals from the UK who I doubtlessly received’t know…”

Nevertheless, she says she’s a huge fan of Britain and is aiming to win followers each in camp and among the many viewing public.

“I really like going over to the UK, I really like the British individuals and I’m wanting ahead to creating some new buddies, new allies and getting by all of it.

“I hope the UK loves me! I’ll go into the Jungle with a good angle and a good sense of humour.”

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