Why I love public figures

“I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability”


Public figures act as role models in other people’s lives, they encourage and inspire a lot by their experience and stories about living life and achieving the goals, their hard work and struggle, motivate them to become more consistent towards their work and lifestyle. Many people worship them as idols and they create a strong impact on a person to develop and change the way they live and achieve their personal goals.


This story is about a very inspiring personality who experienced struggle at an early age and grew up ignoring & overcoming every bad compliment and battling and winning over circumstances she faced in her life. 


She is Caitlyn Jenner, gold medal-winner, record-setter in the 1976 summer Olympics. A beloved athlete who appeared in numerous game shows and TV reality series. Jenner revealed that she is transgender and has become a woman, now known as Caitlyn.


In her early life, Bruce Jenner had dyslexia and struggled to keep up with the rest of the class. In her high school, she outclassed sports of football, water skiing, track, basketball, and found success throughout his youth. 


She accepted an offer by Graceland College in Iowa for a football scholarship, unfortunately, an injury in her leg stopped her from playing further in the game. She challenged herself to overcome anyhow and decided to change the sport to track and field. Her college track coach encouraged her to train for the Olympic decathlon. 


In 1972, Jenner placed third in the Olympic trials and tenth at the Olympic games after an amazing run at the Summer Olympic Games in Munich, West Germany.  Four years later, she won a gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympic Games in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and set a new world record scoring 8,634 points in the decathlon. Jenner remained in highlights, appearing in endorsements, speaking engagements, TV shows after her success at Olympic 1976. She agreed to give guest appearances on tv series. Jenner appeared in movies and several shows on television from the 1970s to the early 2000s. After her daily hard work and dedication towards becoming a very successful person he never looked back. He made a big-screen debut in a movie. 


In more recent years, Jenner appeared on numerous game shows and TV reality series with her family.

Jenner has also become a popular motivational speaker, author, and sports commentator since she retired from sports. She is head of Bruce Jenner Aviation and has written several books. The famous athlete has stated, “I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.” 


In February 2015, news began to report on Jenner identifying as transgender. In April 2015, she appeared in an exclusive TV interview and stated that she identifies as a woman. She further talked about her personal history and struggles and all the problems she faced through her lifetime along with her decision to have hormone treatments. In June 2015, Jenner debuted her new name and image. Jenner held a renaming ceremony in July 2015, adopting the name Caitlyn Marie Jenner. Jenner announced that she is a woman, now known as Caitlyn on June 1, 2015. 


Jenner used her celebrity personality to send a positive message, and she encouraged others not to shame or be ashamed of being transgender. She discussed and shared how trans issues are viewed, how society treats trans people, and what restrictions they face. She was promoted broadly for accepting people for who they are. Accepting people’s differences and not judging or humiliating anyone’s gender.  She gave an inspiring speech about the same after appearing on her first award show on July 15, 2015. She received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage which recognizes individuals who transcend sports. 


In the late July of 2015, a documented series ‘I am Cait’ based on her life as a transgender woman premiered. She believed in being herself and further shared pictures on Instagram without makeup, inspiring a lot of people to embrace their true selves. 


In August 2018, she discussed with Washington lawmakers to reverse President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people in the military. She concluded about her being involved very politically. She ran for governor of California in 2021, explaining how nobody could turn their dreams into reality regardless of their background unless they try to make them a reality themselves. 


Caitlyn proved being transgender is no big deal and they are also humans. 


Caitlyn Jenner – “It’s not just about one person, it’s about thousands of people. It’s not just about me, it’s about all of us accepting one another. We’re all different.”

Poorbasha Kar loves to write about thrillers and Fictional pieces. Three of her previous works have been published in Odisha’s post. Her special interests lie in fictional characters and journalism. She currently resides in Bhubaneshwar, India.