Caitlyn Jenner Named One of 'Glamour' Magazine's Women of the Year

by Jackie Willis 5:50 AM PDT, October 29, 2015
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When honoring influential women of 2015, it's impossible not to consider Caitlyn Jenner.

The 66-year-old former Olympian is being helmed as "The Transgender Champion" by Glamour magazine, after coming out as transgender earlier this year.

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"I started thinking, 'Maybe this is why God put me on earth,'" Jenner said of using her platform to speak out on behalf of the LGBT community. "This issue has been swept under the rug for so long. I need to tell this story on the highest level you can possibly do it. Not just for me but for this entire community."

Photo: Glamour Magazine

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Now, the I Am Cait star cannot wait to see where life will take her next. "I am just excited about the future for the first time in a long, long time," she said. "And that is a nice feeling to have…. To be honest with you, if the worst thing in the world that happens to you is you are trans, you’ve got it made."

Jenner will be honored at the 25th Anniversary Women of the Year Awards on Nov. 9 in New York City, along with actress Reese Witherspoon, ballerina Misty Copeland, designer Victoria Beckham and the U.S. women's national soccer team.

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