“Bruce Jender: I AM CAIT . . . . NOW,” read the sign on a sand sculpture called “Trans-Jender,” entered into the 4th annual U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge in San Diego over Labor Day weekend.
The zipper-split Bruce Jenner was seen clutching a U.S. Olympic medal, as local ABC News affiliate 10 News reported. The emerging “Cait” appeared to be sporting the same look as one that ran on the cover of Vanity Fair earlier this year.
The theme of the sculpture contest this year was the Olympics, and saw over 300 tons of sand brought in for the event. “World Master Sand Sculptors come from Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands and Canada, from exotic places like Latvia and Singapore, to challenge the best in the U.S.” according to the U.S. Sand Sculpting challenge website.
Jenner won gold at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal in the Men’s Decathlon for the United States.
The “Trans-Jender” sculpture lost out to a 3-D depiction of an Olympic athlete “In The Zone,” which took home top honors.
300,000 people attended the Labor Day weekend competition, according to 10 News. The sand sculptures remained on display through the Monday Labor Day holiday after which a giant bulldozer leveled the pieces.
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