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Bruce Jenner's Spanx obsession and plastic surgery spur sex change rumors

Bruce Jenner's Spanx obsession ignites sex change operation rumors: Does he want to be a woman?
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Bruce Jenner has sparked more rumors that he secretly wants to undergo a sex change operation after his alleged obsession with wearing Spanx undergarments became public.

Sources said Jenner has become so neurotic about his body image that he has started wearing Spanx slimming girdles under his clothes "all the time."

 beats himself 
up for not having the washboard abs he had as a pro athlete,” a source told OK! “He wants people to think that he’s still ripped.”

Jenner's stepdaughter, Kim Kardashian, has been open about her love for Spanx, and has been photographed wearing them under all her body-hugging red carpet fashions. Kardashian recently revealed she lost weight with a low carb ketogenic style diet and corset "waist training," which involves wearing a corset for extended periods of time to make it smaller.

When Bruce won the decathlon gold medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, he had a rippling physique. He has since stayed slim thanks to an active lifestyle that includes lots of golfing.

Recently Shaved Down Adam's Apple, a Precursor to Sex Change

Jenner, 64, recently made headlines after getting a laryngeal shave, a plastic surgery procedure that flattens the Adam's apple. The operation is usually a precursor to a sex change operation. The laryngeal shave, coupled with Bruce's ombré-tinted hair and manicured nails, fueled rumors that he was interested in getting a sex change to fulfill his fantasy of becoming a woman.

But Bruce's estranged wife, Kris Jenner, has slammed the sex change rumors as tabloid lies. "[The sex-change operation] is a story that they keep regurgitating from the '70s," said Kris. "Ninety-nine percent of the stuff in the tabloids is made up."

Sources said the former Olympic gold medalist does not want to be a woman, but is obsessed with looking young and thinks plastic surgery is the answer. Jenner has been tabloid fodder for his numerous plastic surgeries over the years. He got a nose job and a partial facelift in 1984, and a second corrective facelift in 2009.

Experts said Jenner's numerous plastic surgeries likely stem from body dysmorphic disorder, which is an obsessive preoccupation with a minor or nonexistent physical flaw.

Meanwhile, Bruce's stepson, Rob Kardashian, has reportedly set a goal to lose 50 pounds through diet and exercise following his recent 70-pound weight gain. Rob has been extremely depressed and is on the verge of diabetes and kidney failure, according to a recent doctor's visit.

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