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Caitlyn Jenner removed B-cups after she met Kris

Caitlyn Jenner  revealed she had started to transition in the late 1980s at a women's leadership conference on Monday.
Caitlyn Jenner revealed she had started to transition in the late 1980s at a women's leadership conference on Monday.  Photo: Getty

Caitlyn Jenner has spoken candidly about her first attempt at gender transition, two decades before the reality star revealed to the world that she is a transgender woman.

The 66-year-old former Olympian, who announced she was transitioning to a woman in a now iconic television interview with Diane Sawyer and subsequent Vanity Fair cover, revealed she had started to transition in the late 1980s at a women's leadership conference on Monday.

"[I] started on hormones. But yeah, I was a good 36B, and I loved them," Jenner told attendees at the MAKERS Conference.

"I thought, 'This is fabulous!' My mission at that point was to transition before I was 40. Got to 39, I just couldn't go any farther."

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star explained that, after she decided to stop taking hormones, she met the woman who would become her wife of nearly 14 years, Kris Jenner.

"I actually had my boobs removed. I never told anyone that," she said.

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Jenner added that she told her wife-to-be about her past, resulting in the creation of "rules" for her behaviour in their relationship.

'The rules with Kris and I were, "Don't dress up, certainly around the house. If you really need to do that, when you're on the road, take stuff and do that,"' she said.

The comments come after Kris Jenner revealed in her ex-husband's Vanity Fair profile that she had known about the hormone therapy, although she was not aware that it was related to any sort of gender dysphoria.

"When I met Bruce, he told me that he had done hormones back in the early 80s," the 60-year-old "momager" said.

"This was a conversation that took place in the early 90s. So, what he was telling me happened a dec­ade earlier, and he never really explained it…there wasn't a gender issue. Nobody mentioned a gender issue. Somebody mentioned that [he] at one point in his life liked to dress up."

Jenner's comments were made at the MAKERS Conference, a forum to discuss gender equality solutions.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and actors Halle Berry and America Ferrera were also in attendance.

Fairfax Media