Jen­ner daugh­ter ‘ proud of my dad’

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

CAIT­LYN Jen­ner ( be­low) stole the show at yesterday’s ESPY Awards, giv­ing an in­spir­ing speech that left her daugh­ters in tears and the crowd on their feet.

In a beau­ti­ful fig­ure- hug­ging dress, the 65- year- old re­ceived a stand­ing ova­tion from some of the world’s big­gest sport­ing stars, in­clud­ing Aus­tralian surfer Stephanie Gil­more ( left) , as she ac­cepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

Jen­ner, who was the 1976 Olympic de­cathlon cham­pion, said it was an hon­our but it also called for re­spon­si­bil­ity to help trans­gen­der peo­ple.

“For the peo­ple won­der­ing what this is all about, whether it’s about courage or con­tro­versy or pub­lic­ity, I’ll tell you what it’s all about: It’s about what hap­pens from here,” she said.

All of Jen­ner’s bi­o­log­i­cal chil­dren at­tended the pre­sen­ta­tion, as well as her Kar­dashian step­daugh­ters Kourt­ney, Kim and Khloe.

Her speech left her youngest daugh­ters, Kendall and Kylie, reach­ing for the tis­sues, with Kylie ( 17) tweet­ing she was “so proud of my dad”.

Gil­more was also left im­pressed by Jen­ner, later tweet­ing she is “an in­cred­i­ble hu­man”.

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