Bruce Jenner’s effeminate look of late has caused many to speculate that the former Olympian is going through a sex change. Although Bruce has denied that he is undergoing a change of gender, Dr. Phil McGraw seems to have his doubts. The TV doc appeared on Inside Edition last week to express his opinion on what Bruce’s longer hair, chiseled-down Adam’s apple and manicured nails may mean.
“Everybody’s been…saying for the last several years since he had plastic surgery that he came out looking like a woman, with feminine features and characteristics,” Dr. Phil said. “If the [Adam’s apple] surgery that has been reported has taken place [and] the things that you see, he looks to me to possibly be in transition.”
Bruce Jenner insists he is not undergoing a gender change. (WENN)
When asked by the reporter to clarify what he meant by “in transition,” Dr. Phil said that his actions have put some questions in fans’ heads.
“Is he wanting to transition from a male to female? Is he wanting to become transgender?” he said. “If he’s wanting to move in that direction, which I have no problem with if that’s what he wants to do.”
The doctor added that it is Bruce’s history as a great Olympian that makes the story even more intriguing. Bruce, who took home a gold medal at the 1976 Olympic games in the decathlon, made headlines in the mid-1980s when he had his first plastic surgery.
“It is a great curiosity to people and I’ll tell you why,” Dr. Phil said. “This is the guy right, the best athlete in the world, chiseled, [did the] decathlon. To be making this transition, [it makes people say], ‘Wow, what a contrast to the image he had before versus now.”
Bruce insists that he is not trying to become a woman, and his ex, Kris Jenner, recently defended him during an interview with Entertainment Tonight, saying that the story was concocted by the tabloids to sell magazines. Still, Dr. Phil seems to think the truth is slowly coming out.
“It’s just kind of a mystery to people but the mystery is kind of solving itself with each step of the process if that’s what’s happening,” he said.