Back in 2015, the world was shocked when Olympian and KUWTK star, Caitlyn Jenner, announced that she would be transitioning from male to female.
Caitlyn had been silently battling with her gender identity for years and was visibly delighted when she officially came out as a woman in 2017. Since then, Caitlyn has become a global ambassador for trans people and has been living her best life as an open and proud trans woman.
Recently, she joined a load of British celebrities on the latest version of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here but there was a heartbreaking twist...
We all know about the famous Caitlyn Jenner transformation.
via: GettyRemember? 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.
via: GettyShe 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.
So, understandably, the world was shocked when she transitioned into Caitlyn.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.
And she couldn't be happier.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."
Caitlyn insists that she is a nicer person than ever before.
Yet, despite Caitlyn being happier and more popular than ever...Kendall and Kylie. For the 2 girls, the birth of Caitlyn meant the loss of their dad as they knew him. "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."
Though Kendall insists that she'd known about her dad's gender identity for years.
It's been a few years since the transition now...
via: Getty ImagesEven 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.
But Caitlyn is through with caring, she is living her best life.
via: YoutubeThe 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.
Her latest project involved going into the jungle for 3 weeks.
via: YouTubeCaitlyn Jenner hung up the glitz and the glamour to go and get down and dirty with a bunch of British B-List celebs.
This wasn't the first time she's been in the jungle...
via: YouTubeBack 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!
However, things didn't get off to the best start...
via: YouTubeWithin 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 claimed she had a "tough night."
via: YouTubeShe 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?"'
Her reply wasn't so lighthearted.
via: ITV"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."
But in true Caitlyn fashion, she put on her hat and geared up for the day.
via: ITVNothing 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!
She decided to have a shower, along with fellow campmate and hunk, James Haskell.
via: ITVNot 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.
After that, Caitlyn followed.
via: ITVStripping 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.
You've got to give her props!
via: ITVEven 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.
People all across the globe praised Caitlyn for her bravery.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 shown us the true definition of bravery.And she inspired all of us.
Kim eventually broke her silence.
She tweeted about her wake up call.
Need this as my alarm tone! 😅 @Caitlyn_Jenner #ImACeleb https://t.co/k1bMdGbegs— I'm A Celebrity... (@I'm A Celebrity...)1574456796.0
Let’s go team. Not just another day, another day to excel, another day to be great. Rise and shine!Pretty motivational huh!
And then Kim said:
I literally recorded this and set this as my alarm a few weeks ago! https://t.co/HNYmv8KJ9m— Kim Kardashian West (@Kim Kardashian West)1574487945.0
I literally recorded this and set this as my alarm a few weeks ago.She said, retweeting an I'm A Celebrity video. Of course, Rise and Shine is what Kylie Jenner sings to wake up Stormi every morning.
Fans were wondering why the Kardashians had stayed so quiet.
@KimKardashian OH MY GOD! When she said: "rise and shine" my brain went: "RUUUHIIIIISE AND SHIIIIIIIIIIINE" https://t.co/3WwhbHDLiu— Ana 100% tiltada (@Ana 100% tiltada)1574488871.0
And Caitlyn also spoke about Kim.
Kimberly never went to college. The minute she left high school she started businesses. She had her first business out of the closet. Kimberly would go into the ladies’ closets. Some of these are like 2,000 square feet – they’re huge. Beverly Hills ladies. They figure out what they want to get rid of and Kimberly has an eBay site… Kimberly sells them for them and gets 30% commission.
However Caitlyn's time in the jungle came to an end.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.
However fans were left devastated.Not only was the fan favorite kicked off the show prematurely, but heartbreakingly nobody was there to meet her on the bridge.
The meeting on the bridge is legendary.I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here has been around for almost two decades, and whenever somebody gets kicked out of the jungle they take 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.
But nobody was there for Caitlyn.
Imagine raising 10 children (not al your biological children) for them not to support you at all, not send in a let… https://t.co/Cw67XkdMSy— Hannah🦋 (@Hannah🦋)1575711250.0
NOBODY greeted Caitlyn at the bridge? That’s so f****** heartbreaking.Another shared:
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*****.They've got a point to be fair. We hope Caitlyn is doing well and enjoys the rest of her time out in Australia.