51 Facts About Bruce Jenner

1. Bruce Jenner is a transgender rights activist, although her views on transgender issues have been criticized by many other trans and LGBTQ+ activists.

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2. Six months after the election, Bruce Jenner was hired by Fox News as an on-air contributor.

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3. Bruce Jenner's is of English, Scottish, Irish, Dutch, and Welsh descent.

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4. Bruce Jenner attended Sleepy Hollow High School in Sleepy Hollow, New York, for her freshman and sophomore years and Newtown High School in Newtown, Connecticut, for her junior and senior years, graduating in 1968.

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5. Bruce Jenner debuted as a decathlete in 1970 in the Drake Relays decathlon in Des Moines, Iowa, finishing in fifth place.

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6. Bruce Jenner graduated from Graceland College in 1973 with a degree in physical education.

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7. At the 1972 US Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, Bruce Jenner was eleventh after the first day in the men's decathlon, and climbed to fifth behind Steve Gough and Andrew Pettes with one event remaining on the Fourth of July.

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8. Bruce Jenner trained during the day and sold insurance at night, earning a year.

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9. Bruce Jenner was confident: "The second day has all my good events.

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10. Bruce Jenner set a new personal best time and won the gold medal with a world-record score of 8,618 points.

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11. Bruce Jenner was named the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year in 1976.

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12. Bruce Jenner was inducted into the United States National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1980, the Olympic Hall of Fame in 1986, the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame and the Connecticut Sports Hall of Fame in 1994, and the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.

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13. Bruce Jenner became an American hero by returning the decathlon title to the United States.

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14. Wallach reported that Bruce Jenner was being considered for the role of Superman, which ultimately went to Christopher Reeve.

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15. Bruce Jenner appeared on the cover of the August 9, 1976, issue of Sports Illustrated, the February 1979 issue of Gentleman's Quarterly, and on the cover of Playgirl magazine.

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16. Bruce Jenner was selected by the Kansas City Kings with the 139th overall pick in the seventh round of the 1977 NBA draft despite not having played basketball since high school.

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17. Bruce Jenner was presented with a jersey customized with the number 8618, the Olympic-gold-medal-winning score, but would never appear as an active player with the Kings.

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18. In 1977, Bruce Jenner became a spokesperson for Wheaties brand breakfast cereal and appeared in a photograph on the cover of the cereal box.

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19. On November 22, 1977, Bruce Jenner went to San Francisco to refute charges filed by San Francisco district attorney Joseph Freitas that General Mills—the maker of Wheaties—had engaged in deceptive advertising in its campaign that featured Bruce Jenner.

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20. Bruce Jenner began television appearances in the mid-1970s, both as herself and in character roles.

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21. Bruce Jenner's starred in the made-for-TV movies The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story and Grambling's White Tiger (1981).

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22. In 1989, Bruce Jenner played herself in the comedy short Dirty Tennis written by James Van Patten.

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23. In January 2002, Bruce Jenner participated in an episode of the American series The Weakest Link, featuring Olympic athletes.

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24. In February and March 2003, Bruce Jenner was part of the cast of the American series I'm a Celebrity.

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25. Bruce Jenner's made a cameo appearance in a season-three episode of The Apprentice, which aired in May 2005.

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26. In November 2010, a photograph of Bruce Jenner was shown in a janitor's resume in an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

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27. In 2011, Bruce Jenner appeared in the Adam Sandler comedy Jack and Jill in a scene with Al Pacino as an actor in a play.

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28. In September 2016, Bruce Jenner appeared as herself on the Amazon Prime TV series Transparent in a dream sequence during the season three episode "To Sardines and Back".

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29. Bruce Jenner commented, "I was a lot more badass runner than I was a driver.

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30. In 1980, Bruce Jenner was contacted by NASCAR Winston Cup Series team DiGard Motorsports about driving the No 88 car for the 1981 season; although Bruce Jenner expressed interest, Ricky Rudd was ultimately hired for the seat.

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31. In 2022, Bruce Jenner founded Bruce Jenner Racing, a team in the all-female W Series open-wheel championship.

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32. In February 2015, Bruce Jenner was involved in a fatal multiple-vehicle collision on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California.

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33. In June 2015, Bruce Jenner debuted her new name and image, and began publicly using feminine pronoun self-descriptors.

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34. Bruce Jenner held a renaming ceremony in July 2015, adopting the name Caitlyn Marie Bruce Jenner.

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35. Bruce Jenner made it a priority to ensure that all her children were independent first before focusing on her transition.

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36. Bruce Jenner's emerging gender identity was revealed in a Vanity Fair interview written by Buzz Bissinger.

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37. Bruce Jenner's thanked Trump and assured Trump's adversary Ted Cruz that "nobody got molested".

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38. In June 2016, Bruce Jenner was one of several celebrities depicted using synthetic nude "sleeping" bodies for the video of Kanye West's song "Famous".

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39. Bruce Jenner's is one of the most recognized LGBT people in the world and arguably the most famous LGBT athlete.

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40. Bruce Jenner's sought to promote more informed discussion of LGBT issues.

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41. Bruce Jenner's signed with Creative Artists Agency's speakers department and will collaborate with the CAA Foundation on a philanthropic strategy focusing on LGBT issues.

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42. Bruce Jenner received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the 2015 ESPY Awards in July 2015.

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43. Bruce Jenner's describes herself as socially liberal and fiscally conservative.

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44. On her reality show I Am Cait, Bruce Jenner said that although she does not support Donald Trump, she thinks he would be good for women's issues; she then stated she would never support Hillary Clinton.

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45. Bruce Jenner said she voted for Trump in the 2016 presidential election, although according to Politico, voter records show she never cast a ballot in the election.

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46. In July 2017, Bruce Jenner announced that she was contemplating running in the 2018 race for the US Senate to represent California.

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47. In October 2018, Bruce Jenner withdrew her support of Donald Trump; she felt "that the trans community was relentlessly attacked by [Trump]", contrary to her expectations.

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48. In September 2021, Bruce Jenner supported the Texas Heartbeat Act which made all post-six-week abortions illegal.

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49. In early April 2021, it was reported that Bruce Jenner was considering running for Governor of California in the 2021 recall gubernatorial election as a Republican.

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50. In May 2021, during her run, Bruce Jenner stated in an interview with TMZ that trans girls should not be allowed to compete in girls' sports at school, backing Republican Party views on transgender people in sports.

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51. Bruce Jenner reiterated her views on Twitter the next day, stating that "it's an issue of fairness and we need to protect girls' sports in our schools.

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