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Caitlyn Jenner to pose for Sports Illustrated wearing only an ‘American flag and her Olympic medal’

Caitlyn Jenner will reportedly appear on a Sports Illustrated cover this summer wearing only an American flag and her Olympic gold medal.
Caitlyn Jenner will reportedly appear on a Sports Illustrated cover this summer wearing only an American flag and her Olympic gold medal. Associated Press

Sources tell Us Weekly that Caitlyn Jenner will appear on a cover of Sports Illustrated this summer wearing “nothing but an American flag and her Olympic medal.”

Jenner, 66, won the gold medal for the decathlon at the 1976 Montreal summer games. The transgender reality TV star competed as Bruce Jenner.

A source told the entertainment magazine that Jenner is excited to pose. Sports Illustrated has not commented on the reports.

Jenner formally announced her transition last year by posing in a strapless corset on the July cover of Vanity Fair. She made her first major public appearance as Caitlyn to accept the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYS in July.

She kept the gold medal, her “most prized possession,” hidden in her makeup drawer.

“I never wanted my kids to feel like they had to have a gold medal in order to be considered a success,” she wrote for The Huffington Post last year.

“I didn’t want them to constantly compare their own achievements to my time in the Olympics, so I haven’t displayed my medal.”

Jenner mentioned the medal to writer Buzz Bissinger in the Vanity Fair profile where she discussed her lifelong battle with gender dysphoria.

Bissinger described what Jenner felt like the day after winning the medal.

“After (Bruce) Jenner woke up the next morning, he walked past the grand piano into the bathroom. He was naked. The gold medal was around his neck. He looked at himself in the mirror,” Bissinger wrote.

“The grand diversion of winning the decathlon was finished. Everything would change. Nothing had changed. He didn’t see a hunk. He didn’t see success. Instead of reveling in the accomplishment, he diminished it in his mind because he had done it, the stupid little boy with dyslexia. The little boy who knew he had been born a girl and was now just trying to put one over on the rest of the world.”

The medal appeared in one of the photographs Annie Leibovitz took of Jenner for the Vanity Fair spread.

Jenner, a high-profile Republican, made news last week after Donald Trump said she could use the bathroom of her choice in any of his buildings.

She posted a video of herself going into a women’s bathroom at Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York City.

“Thank you, Donald. I really appreciate it,” she said in the video, posted to Facebook.

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