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Caitlyn Jenner covers Sports Illustrated 40 years after she last did as Bruce

All of the feels.

By Erin Van Der Meer
Caitlyn Jenner covers Sports Illustrated 40 years after she last did as Bruce

Caitlyn Jenner is the covergirl for the latest issue of Sports Illustrated magazine, marking 40 years after she was last on the magazine’s cover as Bruce Jenner.

The iconic cover shows Caitlyn wearing the Olympic Gold Medal she won at the 1976 Olympics, and also shows just how much has changed since then.

Which is A LOT.

In the accompanying interview, the 66-year-old reveals how conflicted she feels about that time in her life. Although proud of what she achieved, it’s only been in the last year since ‘coming out’ as transgender she’s felt comfortable in her own skin.

“It’s part of who I am. [But] what I’m dealing with now, this is about who you are as a human being. What did I do for the world in 1976, besides maybe getting a few people to exercise a little bit? I didn’t make a difference in the world.”

She also says she believes much of her success as an Olympian was due to her need to throw herself into something to avoid confronting her gender identity crisis.

"The decathlon for me was the ultimate in what people think of as manhood," she says. "So for me it was a good place to hide. I had a need to prove myself, that maybe that woman that's living inside of me really isn't living there."

We’re not crying, you are.