Caitlyn Jenner: 'I'm not doing my reality show for the money'

Published Wednesday, Jun 10 2015, 11:58 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Caitlyn Jenner has said she's not filming an E! reality show for the money.

The former Olympic athlete, 65, will appear in her own documentary series later this year, called I Am Cait, which will chart her new life as a woman.

She unveiled her new persona to Vanity Fair this month.

Caitlyn Jenner, still from I Am Cait trailer 2015

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Speaking to the magazine, she said: "[People might say], 'Oh, she's doing a stupid reality show. She's doing it for the money. She's doing this, she's doing that.' I'm not doing it for money.

"I'm doing it to help my soul and help other people," she continued. "If I can make a dollar, I certainly am not stupid. [I have] house payments and all that kind of stuff. I will never make an excuse for something like that. Yeah, this is a business. You don't go out and change your gender for a television show. O.K., it ain't happening. I don't care who you are."

Caitlyn's new show will air across eight one-hour episodes on E!

E! exec Jeff Olde said last year: "[Caitlyn] is incredibly courageous and an inspiration, and we are proud to be entrusted with this deeply personal and important story. This series will present an unfiltered look as she boldly steps into uncharted territory and is true to herself for the first time."