Source: Bruce Jenner Began Transgender Journey in 1980s, Then Stopped After Meeting Kris Jenner

April 24, 2015 1:05 AM

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A source with direct knowledge told ET that Jenner talked about transitioning 30 years ago, and that by the mid-1980s Jenner had started hormone therapy, electrolysis and had plastic surgery to make his features look more feminine. Jenner found his own facial hair to be repulsive, the source told ET.

The pioneer transgender tennis player Renee Richard's 1983 autobiography, Second Serve, had a major influence on Jenner, according to the source. In 1986, the book was made into a TV movie starring Vanessa Redgraves that opened to critical acclaim and a Golden Globe nomination.

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