Caitlyn Jenner Says She Is a Much Better Person Than Bruce Jenner Was

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Caitlyn Jenner spoke about her emotional evolution. Annie Leibovitz exclusively for Vanity Fair

Finally free and better for it. Vanity Fair released supplemental material from the magazine's earth-shattering interview with Caitlyn Jenner on Tuesday, June 2, and in the extended chat, the reality star says she is now a much better person than Bruce Jenner ever was.

Jenner, 65, reflected on her emotional evolution in the talked-about interview with VF contributing editor Buzz Bissinger. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star said she is doing things as Caitlyn that she would have never done as Bruce.

"Even my son, actually, Burt said that to me one time. He goes, 'To be honest with you, I think Caitlyn is a lot better person than Bruce,'" Caitlyn said, referencing her eldest son Burt Jenner, whom she shares with first wife Chrystie Crownover. "And I really have to — I think he's right, because Bruce always had to tell a lie, he was always living that lie, every day, he always had a secret from morning till night. Caitlyn doesn't have any secrets." 

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"It's funny, my mother, my mom, she has not met Caitlyn yet," she continued of her mother Esther Jenner. "We’ve talked on the phone, she is coming down… In about a week and a half… I’m sending a plane to go pick her up, and my sister, because she’s 89 years old and cannot get on the airlines, but she has to come down and, you know, we have to do this."

In the weeks since the interview was conducted, Jenner and her mother met for the first time. "She's beautiful!" Esther told Access Hollywood on Monday, June 1. "I was there last week, well, actually, I got home a week and a half ago, and I met Caitlyn. She is… so much more at ease."

Jenner, who is open about her penny-pinching ways despite the millions the Kardashian-Jenner family has in the bank, told VF that her priorities have changed and she is now willing to splurge on certain things.

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"For my mom I’ll send a plane," she explained. "What I told her, 'Isn’t Caitlyn a much better friend?' Bruce, he would never send a plane. No, no, no, what a jerk the guy was, okay, Caitlyn is like, 'Send the plane. Mom, we’re sending a plane, we’re going to go pick you up and bring you down here'… It seems like she has a lot more friends than he ever had."

With a gorgeous new look and many new friends, Jenner is excited to finally be able to go through her days publicly as a woman.

"I’m just going to go live life, I’m going to go enjoy life," she told VF. "I have nothing left to hide. I am kind of a free person, a free soul. [Up] to this point I would wear, you know, Bruce would wear, you know, sweatshirts with hoods on them so paparazzi can’t get pictures and all that kind of crap, and I didn’t want them to see if my fingernails were polished or, you know, on and on and on. It was just hell."

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"To be able to wake up in the morning, be yourself, get dressed, get ready to go out, and just be like a normal person," she added. "That’s a wonderful feeling to go through life. I’ve never been able to do that; it’s always been confusion, it’s always been, you know, I’ve got one side [with] boy clothes, the other side’s women’s clothes. It’s like I cleaned the whole closet out — the boys stuff is gone."

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