We just can’t get enough of Caitlyn Jenner.
And apparently, neither can the rest of the world. She’s got the best of the best on her side… and Angelina Jolie’s stylist. Jenner, who will be honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the annual ESPYs in Los Angeles on Wednesday, has placed her faith in celeb stylist Jen Rade to make sure she looks sophisticated and chic for the big event.
As for the details on Caitlyn’s custom outfit, we’re still left mostly in the dark. However – we do know that Jenner, 65, is leaning towards an elegant look. An insider told Us Weekly that she plans to wear ivory to the ceremony.
Tonight isn’t just a big night for Caitlyn – it’s big for both the Kardashian and the Jenner families, and they’re all showing their support by watching Caitlyn accept the award. Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe all plan to attend tonight’s ESPY Awards, along with Bruce’s youngest daughters, Kendall and Kylie.
But let’s not forget about Jenner’s other children, who aren’t missing the event either. Brody Jenner, host of E!’s Sex With Brody, Burt Jenner, Brandon Jenner, and Cassandra Marino are all making the trip to L.A. to give Caitlyn the proper applause she deserves.
It will be a monumental moment when Caitlyn holds the award in her hands, both for the transgender community and for her own journey. Upon learning she would be accepting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award this year, Caitlyn was astonished and overwhelmed with joy.
She released a statement last month:
“In the past few months, the overwhelming outpouring of support from all over the world for my journey has been incredible. However, being honored with this award, which is named after one of my heroes, is truly special. For the first time this July, I will be able to stand as my true self in front of my peers.”
ESPYs producer Maura Mandt recently faced criticism for choosing Caitlyn to accept the award, but strongly stands by her decision. She deeply admires her courage, bravery, and self acceptance, and doesn’t think it should go unrecognized by ESPN.
She told Sports Illustrated:
“Bruce Jenner could have easily gone off into the sunset as this American hero and never have dealt with this publicly. Doing so took enormous courage.”
But that’s not all the news we’ve got on CJ. In fact, earlier today, E! released its last teaser of Caitlyn’s upcoming docu-series I Am Cait, in which she shares a touching conversation with her mother, Esther Jenner, and realizes that she’s the new “authority on hair and makeup” in the family. The short clip also shows Caitlyn meeting with teachers as part of her efforts to help educate others about the transgender community, and hitting a few tennis balls with a couple pals.
Caitlyn starts to understand some of the… let’s say, “pitfalls” of being a woman. She tells her friends, “now I know why girls need a sports bra!”
Call us crushin’ on Call Me Caitlyn. Check out the final teaser below, and tune into the first episode of I Am Cait on July 26 at 8 p.m. on E! Oh – and don’t miss the 2015 ESPY Awards, hosted by Joel McHale, tonight at 8 p.m. on ABC.