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Bruce Jenner Through The Years In Photos

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Apr. 23 2015, Updated 7:25 p.m. ET

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His life journey has covered 65 years, but the new journey of Bruce Jenner is just about to begin as he embarks on his gender transition. While the future is unknown for now, click through for a look back at his life in photos.

Bruce Jenner as a handsome high school star athlete

Bruce Jenner as a handsome high school star athlete
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Long before being a reality star, William Bruce Jenner was a handsome high school star athlete as seen in yearbook photos from his 1968 graduation year at Newtown High School in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.

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Bruce Jenner as a handsome high school star athlete

Bruce Jenner as a handsome high school star athlete
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He was very active in school sports, competing in gymnastics, American football, basketball and, of course, athletics. Bruce went to Iowa's Graceland University on a football scholarship, where he met his first wife Chrystie Crownover in 1968.

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*FILE PHOTOS* Bruce Jenner competes in the 1976 Montreal Olympics **USA ONLY**

*FILE PHOTOS* Bruce Jenner competes in the 1976 Montreal Olympics **USA ONLY**
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Bruce became a national hero after winning the gold Decathlon medal in the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal.

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*FILE PHOTOS* Bruce Jenner competes in the 1976 Montreal Olympics **USA ONLY**

*FILE PHOTOS* Bruce Jenner competes in the 1976 Montreal Olympics **USA ONLY**
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He has said sports was his savior after suffering from dyslexia as well as what he referred to as "terrible low self-esteem" as a child.

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*FILE PHOTOS* Bruce Jenner competes in the 1976 Montreal Olympics **USA ONLY**

*FILE PHOTOS* Bruce Jenner competes in the 1976 Montreal Olympics **USA ONLY**
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His then-wife said that Bruce constantly wore his gold medal around his neck, even while sleeping.

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*FILE PHOTOS* Bruce Jenner competes in the 1976 Montreal Olympics **USA ONLY**

*FILE PHOTOS* Bruce Jenner competes in the 1976 Montreal Olympics **USA ONLY**
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Winning gold led Bruce to become a motivational speaker as well as landed him an acting role, endorsements and a hosting gig on Good Morning America.

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Bruce Jenner finds his way onto the breakfast tables of America

Bruce Jenner finds his way onto the breakfast tables of America
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In 1977 following the win, Bruce made the cover of Wheaties cereal boxes.

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INF – Bruce Jenner – FILE PHOTOS
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After welcoming son Burt, Bruce and Chrystie split in 1979 while she was two months pregnant with daughter Casey.

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INF – Bruce Jenner – FILE PHOTOS
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INF – Bruce Jenner – FILE PHOTOS
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Linda and Bruce had two children together: Brandon and Brody.

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In 1982, Bruce posed shirtless with Linda for the cover of Playgirl magazine.

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INF – Bruce Jenner – FILE PHOTOS
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By 1985, Bruce and Linda split.

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Celebrity golfers attend Frank Sinatra Celebrity Golf Tournament awards gala in Palm Springs, California

Celebrity golfers attend Frank Sinatra Celebrity Golf Tournament awards gala in Palm Springs, California
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It wasn't before long that Bruce was introduced to Kris Kardashian, who had just gotten divorced from Robert Kardashian, in 1991.

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Celebrity golfers attend Frank Sinatra Celebrity Golf Tournament pairing party in Palm Springs, California – Part 1 of 2
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After dating for 7 months, Kris and Bruce wed, and he added 4 more children—Kourtney, Kim, Khloe (seen here at age 9) and Rob (age 8)—to his family.

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Bruce Jenner with daughters Kendall and Kylie

Bruce Jenner with daughters Kendall and Kylie
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He and Kris later had two children of their own, Kendall and Kylie.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream Celebrity Charity Weekend in Hollywod

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Celebrity Charity Weekend in Hollywod
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By 2007, Bruce added reality TV star to his resume when Keeping Up With the Kardashians premiered on E! with the first episode centered around Kris and Bruce's 16th wedding anniversary.

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Jenner has always been open about undergoing plastic surgery and began with a partial face-lift and nose job in the mid-'80s which was totally "botched."

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"If you Google my name, the worst plastic surgeries of all time or whatever it is … they've compared me to Michael Jackson," he said on Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

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According to one report, Bruce's plastic surgeries over the years led to many disagreements with Kris and the family, leading him to go under the knife for a second time for correctional surgery in 2009.

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In 2013, Bruce and Kris announced they were splitting and faced more media scrutiny than ever for his changing appearance.

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Bruce then completely experimented with a new look with long hair, manicured nails and underwent a tracheal shave to flatten his Adam's apple.

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*EXCLUSIVE* Bruce Jenner lets his Hair Down at the Madonna Inn

*EXCLUSIVE* Bruce Jenner lets his Hair Down at the Madonna Inn
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In 2015, upon announcing he would sit down with Diane Sawyer to discuss his "journey," Bruce reportedly underwent breast implants.

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Just before Bruce Jenner: The Interview, Jenner was photographed wearing a dress outside of his home, which prompted him to call the police believing it was an invasion of privacy.

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Even more shocking photos were published in WHO magazine, showing Bruce in a bikini.

Bruce Jenner: The Interview is set to air on Friday, April 24, at 9 p.m. ET.

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