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Caitlyn Jenner has become vegetarian

Caitlyn Jenner has become vegetarian

Caitlyn Jenner has become a vegetarian.

The 65-year-old reality TV star, who was known as Bruce Jenner before undergoing gender transition in May, has followed in the footsteps of Beyoncé and Carrie Underwood by embracing a plant-based diet in recent months in a bid to lose weight.

A source close to the former Olympian, who has been showing off her trim figure in an array of figure-hugging dresses in recent weeks, said: "She really changed all aspects of her life after her transition, including the way she ate. She stopped eating meat almost entirely and started eating more soy products to help decrease the testosterone and increase estrogen. [She] has given up meat and is eating only small portions in bid to drop old Bruce pounds."

Caitlyn has also hired a nutritionist to help her plan healthy meals.

The insider told Us Weekly magazine: "Caitlyn's very proud of her new body."

While the statuesque brunette has been busy overhauling her diet, friends are worried she is smoking cigarettes.

One pal told gossip website "All of Cait's friends are hoping she can kick this filthy habit, which was a real problem for Bruce and played havoc on his health for years."