Caitlyn Jenner Is Spelled With a ‘C’ for a Reason
Caitlyn Jenner was officially introduced to the world today (June 1) with the unveiling of Vanity Fair's upcoming July issue. And while it's a move that's being rightfully heralded as incredibly brave, some people are curious as to why the former Olympian chose to spell her name with a C instead of a K.
As is the way with celebrity gossip, many people assume it's a dig at Jenner's ex-wife, Kris, or a slight against the Kardashian clan in general, but the truth is that Jenner's decision has little to do with the Kardashians. According to TMZ, a source close to the family says Jenner doesn't want to be lumped in with the Kardashian name because she is her own person. Her entire decision to transition and be public about the experience is one that comes from finally embracing herself, and it only makes sense for Jenner to establish herself as a person removed from the associations that come with being a Kardashian.
Comparing the reveal to her 1976 Olympic gold metal win, Jenner told Vanity Fair, "That was a good day, but the last couple of days were better. . . . This shoot was about my life and who I am as a person. It’s not about the fanfare, it’s not about people cheering in the stadium, it’s not about going down the street and everybody giving you ‘that a boy, Bruce,’ pat on the back, O.K. This is about your life.”
You can pick up a copy of Jenner's Vanity Fair issue when it hits newsstands on June 9.