Bruce Jenner Transitioning into a Woman

By: Madeline Best, E23 Reporter

Bruce Jenner, former Olympic gold medalist and reality star best known for his role on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” has been the subject of much conversation in the recent weeks due to rumors that Jenner has come out as transgendered and is currently in the process of transitioning into a woman.

Jenner, who has grown out his hair and has had his adam’s apple surgically removed, has been recently spotted with manicured hands and with what appears to be minimal makeup on. Although these observations alone do not confirm Jenner’s transition as being true, after Jenner was involved in car accident on Saturday, February 7th, he reportedly confirmed to hospital workers that he was indeed taking a low-dose of hormones to make his appearance more feminine according to Radar Online.

“I think it’s very brave of Bruce Jenner to come out as transitioning into being a woman because obviously he is in the public eye and it can’t be easy,” University of Missouri freshman Chrissy Moore said, “I also think it is really interesting that he chooses this time, he probably had to wait until all of this children were old enough and understood exactly what he was doing and I think it says a lot about the family and that they are willing to talk about it and that they are not trying to hide this.”

Along with this confirmation, Jenner is reportedly filming a documentary series with the E! Network that is set to air sometime during the late spring this year. He will also be conducting a televised interview with ABC news anchor, Diane Sawyer, set to air in May. The Kardashian family, as well as Jenner’s other children have reportedly been very supportive of Jenner’s decision. When asked about the recent controversy, Kim Kardashian responded to Entertainment Tonight with a statement.

“I will say that I think Bruce should tell his story his way,” Kardashian said, “I think everyone goes through things in life and I think that story and what Bruce is going through, I think he’ll share whenever the time is right,”

In the end, only time will tell when Jenner is ready to speak opening about his transition. In the mean time, he remains surrounded by the support of his family as he continues on his journey.