She’s A Lady-Why Caitlyn Jenner Looks Better Than We Do

Bruce Jenner no more. The former Olympian reveals his softer side as Caitlyn on July's Vanity Fair.

Bruce Jenner no more. The former Olympian reveals his softer side as Caitlyn on July’s Vanity Fair.

By Tara Cushing (@TheBravoBlonde)

She’s he-ere! After months of speculation (What will her name be?What will she wear?When will we see her?) the female is out of the bag, and it’s the bag from a very high end store. Bruce Jenner ‘s long awaited spread with Vanity Fair made it’s debut today and tongues have not stopped wagging.

Caitlyn Jenner (I was still hoping for Jennerfer), as he has chosen to be called, graces the cover of the latest VF in a champagne body suit with killer hair and makeup. Stealing the thunder from stepdaughter Kim Kardashian, who announced she is expecting her second child with Kanye West just yesterday, Jenner’s big reveal seems to be the hot topic du jour.

Now I could go into the family’s reaction, the quotes in the article…blah blah blah, but really you can find that on dozens of sites. I want to take another perspective, the one that you, me, and most of the female population is thinking. God-dammit why is “he” prettier than me?

Jenner looks stunning in a very glamorous larger than life Jessica Lange kind of way. She’s got flowing hair, radiant skin, and breasts so round and perky that even my 18 year-old former self is jealous. So why is Bruce more beautiful than the rest of us who were born with a double x chromosome?

For starters the photos were shot by legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz. You can put lipstick on a pig and it’s still a pig, but if you put lipstick on a pig and have Annie Leibovitz photograph it, it’s Christie Brinkley. In addition to the best photographer, Jenner also had the best of the best when it came to her beauty squad. Oribe for those amazing locks, Mark Carasquillo for makeup, a Deborah Lippmann  manicure (we know she loved that), and designer threads from Donna Karan, Badgley Mischka, and  Zac Posen. Toss in the magic of high end fashion mag air brushing and who wouldn’t look good?

Even though us average females may pale in comparison to Caitlyn Jenner, I’m still overjoyed for her, as is the transgender community. I reached out to  Lauren Foster, one of the first transgender models to be in Vogue magazine in the 80s (and on Housewives as a recurring appearance on Real Housewives of Miami), to get her thoughts. Foster, who is working on a website for the transgender community (she describes it as the “Cosmo for #GirlsLikeUs) had this to say to me when I asked her for her thoughts on the big reveal:

“I’m very proud of Caitlyn Jenner’s moment,” Foster says. “ I hope she continues to open minds and hearts by living on her own terms.”

Still, as happy as we are for the hard C of the Kardashian empire, it’s enough to make any average lady feel a little intimidated when the former Olympic champion face of Wheaties can rock a bustier better than she can. However, when you wait 65 years to put on a dress, in the words of RuPaul, “I’ve got one thing to say…you better work!”

You can follow Caitlyn Jenner on her new Twitter account @Caitlyn_Jenner. I bet this is why the name was so secret, so she could protect that handle!

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Reality Roundup

Bethenny  Frankel shows off her new book and teeny tiny frame. sourde: Bethenny Frankel Facebook

Bethenny Frankel shows off her new book and teeny tiny frame.
source: Bethenny Frankel Facebook

By Lesley Rousso

Happy Sunday! Well, you either love her or you hate her and once again Kim Kardashian has angered people. According to Rumor Fix, Kim compared Keeping Up With The Kardashians to the beloved, iconic I Love Lucy. Kim recently said her show doesn’t get the respect it deserves and because, of the nine spin-offs it spawned, it has more episodes than the 1950’s television legend. Lucy fans were less than impressed, even offended by, the statement.

Speaking of Kim, her stepmother stepfather has raised waxed eyebrows once again. This week Bruce Jenner was spotted sitting in his car in Malibu with fire engine red nails and smoking a cigarette. I’m not sure which is more controversial. The nails were really no surprise but I was blown away that the worlds greatest athlete smokes. The next day we caught up with him again and the polish was gone. Later on in the week, TMZ reported that Bruce is being taunted on the golf course. A couple of hecklers asked Bruce how his d*ck was, possibly suggesting it may not be there much longer. Another guy made fun of his hair and threatened to cut it off. I’m starting to feel sorry for him.

Bethenny Frankel caused a bit of an uproar this week after posting a pic on Facebook where she looks shockingly thin. Many people commented and expressed concern for Bethenny’s health. Guess her brand isn’t named Skinnygirl for nothing. Meanwhile Jason Hoppy, B’s ex and father of daughter Bryn is fighting to keep the four-year-old off of Real Housewives Of New York when B returns. Jason’s attorney will be filing papers quoting Bethenny’s own words about how horrible the show is. Lawyers for both will hash it out in the next few weeks.

Former RHONY star Aviva Drescher is returning to Reality TV. She and husband Reid will appear on the second season of Marriage Boot Camp. US Magazine reports that the two, who both have had previous divorces, are intent on making this one work. The magazine reports that their main problem is Aviva’s self destructive behavior and that Reid is tired of living in her drama. Among the cast of the show, which will premiere in January, are everybody’s favorite Reality Star has-beens Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt.

Last but not least Gia Giudice made her music video debut this week. Gia and her girl group 3KT released their cover of Britney Spears’ hit song Circus. Rumor has it that Teresa Giudice, despite millions in debt and a looming prison sentence for fraudulent finances, splurged $10,000 on the video, which was also paid for by the other parents of the aspiring singers. Radar Online reports that Joe Giudice, who will serve time after his wife, isn’t thrilled about Gia wearing hot pants and a leather bustier and that he thinks the video is too risqué. I think at this moment, that’s the least of Joe’s problems.

Stay tuned tonight for a first look at the new season of Real Housewives of Atlanta at 8, followed by part one of the Real Housewives Of New Jersey reunion at 9, then the  Manzo’d with Children finale at 10, and Watch What Happens live at 11.

OBB: On Beyond Bravo

Mariah and Nick call it quits...actually they called it...months ago. Photo Source people.com

Mariah and Nick call it quits…actually they called it…months ago. Photo Source people.com

By Lesley Rousso

Happy Friday! Let’s start this weeks OBB by wishing Christina Aguilera a huge Mazel on the birth of baby girl Summer Rain. According to Us Magazine, Summer was born Saturday to The Voice star and her fiancé Matthew Rutler.

Pat O’Brien, former cohost of Access Hollywood and The Insider has been making the rounds this week, promoting his memoir, I’ll Be Back Right After This. In it, he discusses his alcohol addiction, an elevator ride with Angelina Jolie and his days starring in P. Diddy videos. I think I’ll give it a read, sounds juicy. Stay tuned for a review.

America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon has confirmed to the NY Daily News that he and Mariah Carey are indeed separated and have been for months. Apparently Mariah was none too happy when Nick went on a radio show in March and revealed that he slept with Kim K back in the day. Nick says his main focus is the couples’ 3-year-old twins Monroe and Morrocan.

Julianne Hough is returning to Dancing With The Stars but not as a dancer. She will join the panel as the fourth judge. Season 19 cast members will be revealed September 4th on Good Morning America.

A very Happy 60th birthday to our favorite weather man, Mr. Al Roker! Did you get to keep the Stay-puff marshmallow man? I’ll be seeing you on The Plaza in September for a selfie! Congrats to The Today Show‘s Jenna Wolfe and partner Stephanie Gosk who announced they are expecting baby number two.

I’m ending with my favorite Howard Stern item of the week. Zac Efron has nominated Eric the Actor for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Ashley Tisdale posted the video of herself and Zac on IG getting doused with ice. Zac nominated Robert Pattinson, Matthew McConaughey and yes, Eric the Actor. No word on whether or not he’s accepted the challenge, but I’m sure he’s bitching about it to whoever will listen. Stay tuned…