Bruce Jenner’s Iconic Wheaties Boxes Sell for Hundreds After Transgender Reveal


Wheaties boxes featuring Bruce Jenner following his 1976 Olympic triumph are being auctioned off on eBay just days after a highly anticipated interview with Diane Sawyer aired, in which he ended months of speculation by confirming he is transitioning to female.

The memorabilia from nearly four decades ago seem to be a hot commodity, with bids being placed as high as $255 listed on the site.

According to The Daily Mail, one Twitter user is hoping to sell his mint condition box for $500.

NewsDay reports an unopened box sold for $177 since Jenner’s two-hour interview aired last Friday. Magnets and towels with Bruce’s likeness are also for sale.

Transgender actress Laverne Cox, who has a recurring role in Orange is the New Black, said Jenner’s big reveal was “like another gold medal.”

“This is better than a gold medal,” Cox told MSNBC at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this past Saturday.

Jenner was featured on the Wheaties cereal box after he brought home Olympic gold for the decathlon during the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.

Although the former athlete gained worldwide recognition after his win, he told Sawyer he felt alone and lost at the time because of the struggle with his gender identity.

Bruce also explained to Sawyer during the interview why it would be his last appearance as a man.

“My brain is much more female than it is male. That’s what my soul is. Bruce lives a lie. She is not a lie,” she said. “I can’t do it anymore.”

Several Twitter users have asked General Mills to put Bruce on another box of Wheaties, as they suggest she’s now an even bigger champion in their eyes.


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