Caitlyn Jenner on Miss USA Pageant’s Wish List of Judges

Annual beauty contest is currently the only one to allow transgender participants

Last Updated: June 5, 2015 @ 11:40 AM

Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner may be heading to the Miss USA pageant — as a judge.

In a statement to TheWrap, a representative for the pageant said, “While she is not yet confirmed to judge, the organization would indeed love to have her and are reaching out to make an offer.”

“The Miss Universe Organization has allowed transgender women to participate in the Miss USA pageant since the organization changed its rules in 2012,” the statement reads. “It is currently the only pageant that welcomes transgender participants.”

Interestingly, Jenner’s stepson Rob Kardashian served as the “designated Twitter judge” for the pageant in 2011, during which he asked one participant what she thought about the possibility of a transgender woman winning over a “natural born woman.” Watch the video below.

Jenner is now a client in CAA’s speakers department, which will identify opportunities for her to share her transgender experience and channel the attention from her transition into opportunities to address LGBT issues.

The agency’s philanthropic arm, the CAA Foundation, will also provide strategic counsel in helping Jenner spread her message.

This year’s Miss USA pageant will air July 12 on NBC at 8 p.m. ET.


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