Caitlyn Jenner has some new problems. Now that she’s officially come out as a woman, she’s struggling with wardrobe choices. After finding out that she will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this year’s ESPY Awards, she has tweeted to ask her fans about what outfit she should wear.
What the hell am I going to wear? http://t.co/HoXNQasAXM
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 2, 2015
ESPN announced that Jenner -- formerly the ex-Olympian Bruce Jenner -- will receive the Ashe award July 15. The award goes “to individuals whose contributions transcend sports.” The announcement commended Jenner for her strength in both mind and body, which led to an Olympic gold medal at the 1976 Summer Games in Montreal. She has since met success in other aspects of her life as a television personality, public speaker, businessperson and race car driver. However, at the 2015 ESPY Awards, Jenner will be commended for a different kind of strength and courage.
Jenner’s transition from Bruce into Caitlyn, a transgender woman, shows another kind of strength of character. “The ESPYS are honored to celebrate Bruce becoming Caitlyn,” said executive producer Maura Mandt.
“For the first time this July, I will be able to stand as my true self in front of my peers,” said Jenner. She recognizes this opportunity as a big chance to finally face peers as Caitlyn. After her Vanity Fair cover, the ESPYs will be a chance to come face to face with thousands of people dressed as a woman. This is perhaps why her outfit of choice is a big deal.
Caitlyn earlier told daughter Kim Kardashian that she’s keeping an open mind when it comes to choosing her clothes. Kim helped her go through her wardrobe and offered her some fashion advice. Caitlyn also admitted to copying Kim’s style and even took an outfit from her closet.
Kim has promised to help her look good and to style her. The other women in the family have been dressed by some of the most high-profile designers in the fashion industry and Caitlyn will no doubt have access to some gorgeous dresses. With her personal style still evolving, what she chooses to wear for the 2015 ESPY Awards will be a much-anticipated look.
The 2015 ESPY Awards will air live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. EDT July 15 on ABC.