Former Olympian Bruce Jenner just barely missed being named Time's person of the year. The honor went to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, 61. Jenner, 66, was just happy to be in the running with a real woman.
Even though Jenner has made great strides in his one year as a female impersonator, there is much more work to be done.
Jenner said the biggest challenge facing transsexual men is passing as a woman. An advantage he refers to as a “passing privilege."
“I think it’s much easier for a trans woman or a trans man who authentically kind of looks and plays the role,” he told Time magazine. “I want to dress well. I want to look good.”
“If you look like a man in a dress, it makes people uncomfortable," he said.
“Over the last couple of months, I got to the point where I’m very comfortable with myself and where I’m at, but what does all this mean?” he asks. “It’s more than makeup and clothes and all that other stuff. And what is that? I’m working on that. There’s still a lot to learn about being a woman.”