Caitlyn Jenner Most Definitely Earned Her Arthur Ashe Courage Award
By Randy Miller
It's no wonder Caitlyn Jenner will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at Wednesday night’s ESPYs. In the few short months since declaring herself a woman in an exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer, the gold medal-winning Olympian has been an symbol of bravery and strength. Relive a few of her moments from recent months — and get ready for what will undoubtedly be one of the most anticipated and inspirational acceptance speeches to ever happen at the ESPYs.
It was a fearless and extraordinary moment when Caitlyn broke a long silence: "For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman," the former athlete told Sawyer in April. "They see you as this macho male, but my heart and my soul and everything that I do in life — it is part of me… That female side is part of me. That’s who I am."
Speaking perhaps even louder, the courageous star nearly broke the internet (and Twitter!) with the reveal of her stunning Vanity Fair cover. The three short words — "Call me Caitlyn" — and the stunning photo said so much more than we ever imagined.
While she certainly had the hang of being in front of the camera, certain challenges that come with being a woman proved a little trickier for Caitlyn. We totally relate to her struggle to fix a chipped mani and give her props for the effort (and the chic color choice!).
Moments like this — when Jenner was spotted leaving an NYC restaurant in June — demonstrate the confidence and poise we're expecting on tonight's red carpet.
Knock 'em dead, Caitlyn
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