Caitlyn Jenner hides her Olympic gold medal
Caitlyn Jenner keeps her Olympic gold medal in her make-up drawer.
The 65-year-old star, who was known as Bruce Jenner before undergoing gender transition in May, won the men's decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics and considers the accolade her "most prized possession."
The 'I Am Cait' star said: "My gold medal is my most prized possession - I'm so proud of it."
But Caitlyn refuses to display the medal at home because she doesn't want her children, including teenage daughters Kendall, 19, and Kylie Jenner, 18, to feel under pressure to achieve a similar level of success.
Speaking on her new weekly series of WhoSay editorials called 'The Real Me' that shine a light on the issues and people in the LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender] community, she explained: "I never wanted my kids to feel like they had to have a gold medal in order to be considered a success. I didn't want them to constantly compare their own achievements to my time in the Olympics, so I haven't displayed my medal. Here's where it currently lives in my make-up drawer."
Caitlyn also says she is experiencing an "even greater time" in her life since becoming an advocate for the transgender community.
She said: "I'm very proud of it [the medal]. That was a great time in my life, but to be honest with you, it's even a greater time in my life right now with what I'm trying to accomplish with this."