She believes in her girl. Caitlyn Jenner’s mom, Esther Jenner, has a feeling her daughter will win big on her new competition show I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here with her experience as an Olympian, the 93-year-old told In Touch exclusively.
“The thing I know about Caitlyn, and I know her well, is that she has a lot of determination. How do you think she ever won that gold medal in decathlon?” she asked In Touch, adding, “And she admits she doesn’t think she was the best decathlete. Fred Dixon was another American, and [Caitlyn] thought Fred was a better decathlete than [she] was.”
Esther continued, “But [she] said, ‘I think with Fred, he wanted to make the Olympic team, and he did, I think that was his goal, my goal was to win the gold medal’.”
Although Esther is confident her daughter will take home gold, again, she is worried about her safety while competing on the challenging show. “I have no idea [why she’s doing this]. I don’t ask her questions to get into her mind or how she feels about this or that,” she added. “My big worry is [she may] get bitten by a snake or a poisonous insect. I’m afraid of snakes anyway, even if they’re not poisonous.”
The proud mama also admits she doesn’t really understand what interests people in the nerve-racking TV show. “She was on one survivor program here in the United States, I never watched it, I didn’t even know [she] was going to be on it, and I didn’t care for the format,” she said. “I know it’s very popular in England and Australia, I don’t know maybe people like to see other people uncomfortable or frightened or whatever, I don’t like that. I like to see people peaceful, happy.”
Even though she rather see Caitlyn, 70, spend more time on the golf course instead of in the jungle, she thinks it might be good for her daughter to get in touch with her wild side. “Maybe she’ll learn something, that’s good for her, I approve!” she laughed. “They love her in Great Britain, she’s loved everywhere. I’ll [just] be glad to get her phone call when she’s finished.”
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