Caitlyn Jenner shocked the world last month when she entered the Australian jungle to take part in the British version of the celebrity show, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.
It’s been a grueling 3 weeks for Caitlyn, who has battled heroically through several grotesque trials involving lots of cockroaches and lots of spiders, making us all beg the question… Why on earth did she go onto the show in the first place?!
The reality star has remained tight-lipped about her motives behind going into the jungle, but now she has finally revealed why she entered the show in the first place… And her reasons are more beautiful than you’d have ever thought.
We all know about the famous Caitlyn Jenner transformation.
Remember? When the gold-medal-winning Olympian and partner to Kris Jenner, announced the start of her transition into a woman back in 2015?
It was a huge part of the bizarre public spectacle that is the Keeping up with the Kardashian’s.
She came into Kris’ life after the death of her first partner, Robert Kardashian.
She had 2 children with Kris (Kendall, and Kylie) and was hastily blended as a significant family figure with all the Kardashians.
And, in true Kardashian-Jenner fashion, she came out on the cover of Vanity Fair.
People marveled at the impressive transformation. She underwent her final operation – the irreversible gender-reassignment surgery – in 2017, officially marking the birth of Caitlyn.
In her debut Vanity Fair interview as Caitlyn, she explained how liberating it felt to finally be open as a woman: “I have nothing left to hide. I am kind of a free person, a free soul. Up to this point, I would wear, you know, Bruce would wear sweatshirts with hoods on them so paparazzi can’t get pictures and all that kind of crap.”
When asked about sending a full airplane out just to pick up her Mom, Caitlyn explained: “I know. What I told her: “Isn’t Caitlyn a much better friend?” Bruce, he would never send a plane. No, no, no, what a jerk the guy was, O.K., Caitlyn is like, “Send the plane. Mom, we’re sending a plane, we’re going to go pick you up and bring you down here.”… It seems like she has a lot more friends than he ever had.”
The former Olympian has ventured out into the industry on her own. Though she has the support of her family, she is now looking into making up for lost time for Caitlyn.
Caitlyn hung up the glitz and the glamour to go and get down and dirty with a bunch of British B-List celebs.
Within the first twenty-four hours, there were already tears. While everyone was fast asleep, Caitlyn decided to sneak away into the Bush Telegraph to have a little cry.
She wondered if she was spending her time wisely saying: “I’m seventy years old now and is being in here the right way to use my time. Should I be home with my kids, playing with the grandchildren? I’ve never quit at anything I’ve ever done and I’m thinking maybe it’s time I learned how to do that!”
When she woke up in the morning, rugby player James Haskell lightheartedly asked Caitlyn: “Did you wake up this morning and think “OMG, it’s real, I’m actually in the jungle with all these idiots?”‘
“No actually, I woke up in the middle of the night. I had a tough night.”
Later on, Andrew Maxwell commented that Caitlyn had “been quiet all morning.”
Nothing was going to keep her down for long. She hyped herself up with: “The day has started, I have the hat on, let’s get it on!” That’s the spirit!
Not together. Get your mind’s out of the gutter!
James went first, as the rest of the camp poured freezing water down the pipe to act as a shower.
Stripping down into a black bikini, the reality TV star had no problems in revealing her “new” body. She got straight under the blast of freezing water and gave us yet another iconic scene the jungle shower is known for.
Being a seventy-year-old transgender woman under a constant spotlight, you would think she would be more reluctant or insecure about what people may say, but no, not Caitlyn Jenner!
Caitlyn did well in the jungle, but the crown was not to be hers, and she became the seventh contestant to be voted off the show.
Not only was the fan-favorite kicked off the show prematurely, but heartbreakingly nobody was there to meet her on the bridge.
I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here has been around for almost 2 decades, and whenever somebody gets kicked out of the jungle they make the long walk across the legendary bridge, which leads in and out of the camp.
When leaving, a family member, wife/husband, or close friend will normally run across the bridge to greet the failed contestant.
And fans were left in tears, many of them taking to social media to voice their upset.
One person wrote:
“NOBODY greeted Caitlyn at the bridge? That’s so f****** heartbreaking.”
“Did nobody come to see Caitlyn leave? Nah her family are disgusting.”
“No one came to greet caitlyn? All those family members n friends & no one showed up! P*****.”
Luckily, one person showed up…
Taking to her Instagram story shortly after leaving the jungle, Caitlyn was relaxing in her hotel room with eyemasks on, explaining:
“But when I came out of the jungle – got a lot of friends there – but I had a big surprise when I got to the hotel. Sophia’s here, yaaaaaaay.”
She then turned the camera to her partner, twenty-three-year-old, Sophia Hutchins, who smiled and waved for the camera.
And she has now revealed her true motives for joining the show in the first place.
And she had to hold back tears throughout the interview on the spin-off show, Extra Camp, while discussing her reasons for taking part in the challenge.
Through tears, she explained:
“One of the reasons I wanted to do this show is because obviously I’m trans and I’ve had to deal with this all my life.”
“There’s a lot of other people that are behind closed doors. Everybody’s got stuff and everybody’s got things that they have to deal with.” Caitlyn mused, “I wanted to be a positive inspiration to people, that you know what you can have differences, you can have issues but just live your life authentically.”
“It doesn’t mean it’s the end of your life, that you can go out, you can do stuff like this, you can be in the public eye. There is a life after it.”
And she noted how important it is to stay true to yourself.
“You just wake up in the morning, and try to be yourself.”
And she and the rest of the film crew applauded her on her brave admission.
With many dubbing her as an “inspiration.”
And many noted how refreshing it was to see the real Caitlyn…
It’s no secret that the Kardashian/Jenner clan knows how to work a camera, so seeing Caitlyn stripped bare like this was incredible.
Caitlyn has completely won over her fans with her relentless, go-lucky attitude in the jungle, and she has done the country and the trans community alike proud.