Anything for a bit of publicity, right? That and a healthy pay-cheque… rumor has it the former olympian is being paid half a million dollars to appear.
But they won’t cut Caitlyn that cheque if she leaves early or is kicked off for misbehaving…
Caitlyn was on her best behavior for the first week or so and has even taken an early lead as the favorite. However, last night’s broadcast showed a different side to Caitlyn.
It seems playing by the rules isn’t always Caitlyn Jenner’s number one priority…
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 role model for all of 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 shocking transition understandably took its toll on her daughters, Kendall and Kylie.
For the 2 girls, the birth of Caitlyn meant the loss of some elements of their dad.
“My dad says it herself sometimes, it’s kind of like mourning the loss of someone, because it is,” Kendall said in a candid interview about Caitlyn’s transition. “My dad is my dad, but he’s not there physically anymore. But she lets me call her dad — that’s the last little piece of dad I’ve got.”
“It’s an adjustment. It’s something you have to get used to. But I’ve known since I was a kid,” Kendall revealed in the same interview. “He never confirmed it to me, but I’ve known for a very long time. It’s the same person.”
Even though they have been through some pretty rough patches, the family seems to have worked things out. Well, most of them… But that’s a whole other story.
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.
Yes, you read that right. Caitlyn Jenner is hanging up the glitz and the glamour to go and get down and dirty with a bunch of British B-List celebs.
Back in 2003, she went into the jungle, ready to tackle whatever creepy crawlie may be lurking around amongst the bushes. And now she is ready to give it a go again!
Within the first twenty-four hours, there were 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.
Even when she had freezing cold water poured on her, she called it “refreshing.” I highly doubt it was refreshing but I commend her positive mindset.
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!
And it’s the fact that the Kardashian/Jenners have so far stayed so quiet.
Now, this family isn’t usually the type to stay quiet on their family affairs, so many fans have been speculating as to what could be going on behind closed doors.
It seems Caitlyn doesn’t need her family of all-stars plugging her appearance online. Heck, she doesn’t need them to tell people to vote for her.
By being herself she has won over the British audience.
In a clear breach of the show’s rules, Caitlyn snuck contraband back to camp.
Well, this is where things get morally tricky… see, it wasn’t like Caitlyn was smuggling in make-up or drugs or alcohol… In fact, she didn’t smuggle anything in for herself.
Her rule-breaking was an attempt to help out fellow campmate, sports commentator, Ian Wright.
After a task, most campmates were awarded a roast dinner.
Unfortunately, Wright was excluded from this. Ian out of everyone has been suffering from the low portions and has been struggling with hunger.
Caitlyn felt compelled to smuggle corn on the cob and some chicken back into camp for Ian.
Caitlyn certainly impressed viewers back home with her valiant efforts to feed Ian, even if it did mean she would get into trouble.
The act demonstrated just what a good-hearted person Caitlyn Jenner really is.
The footage of Wright tucking into the secret food is television gold.
Caitlyn didn’t have to put herself out for Ian, everyone else ate their food and came back empty-handed.
It was clear to audiences that Caitlyn had done the right thing when everyone saw just how happy it made Ian.
I mean, how can she be punished for that?
Sadly the cameras caught everything and Ian and Caitlyn will both face punishment for their part in the rule-break.
When presenters Ant and Dec went into camp the next morning to reveal who would be partaking in the day’s task, they made sure the campmates knew that they were aware that rules had been broken.
Caitlyn is now the most popular campmate… I imagine if she is punished her popularity will grow even more.
This latest move by Caitlyn may just have bagged her the show.
There are still two weeks to go until the King or Queen of the Jungle is crowned but after the whole corn-on-the-cob camaraderie, it may well be Queen Caitlyn taking the title.
Continue scrolling to see why everyone was confused about Caitlyn Jenner’s birthday cake…