Candis Cayne praises ‘teacher’ Caitlyn Jenner

Candis Cayne has gushed about her close pal Caitlyn Jenner, insisting she has learnt a lot from the 66-year-old former Olympian.

Candis Cayne has been « taught a lot » by Caitlyn Jenner.

The 44-year-old actress gushed about the 66-year-old former Olympian – who was known as Bruce Jenner before undergoing a gender transition – for showing her how to cope with everything and still keep a « smile on her face ».

She said: « She’s so easy in front of people and crowds. She never gets shaken. I’ve learned a lot from her how to just take a breath and whatever happened, happens.

« Seeing her go through this and seeing her be so stoic through this whole … it’s not easy for her. She’s pounded from morning till night. Being able to get through that with a smile on her face, it taught me a lot. »

And Candis – who is a close pal of Caitlyn’s – is glad she was able to take part on the E! show ‘I Am Cait’ as she found it « interesting and fulfilling ».

She added to PEOPLE magazine: « It’s interesting because I transitioned so long ago so it’s like re-transitioning in a weird way. It’s been really interesting and really fulfilling. The whole thing, it just happened so quickly, and suddenly I’m on this show and it’s really fulfilling not only only for me and for Caitlyn, but it’s global …

« Us being on the television creates a change in people’s minds that will help with the youth and with everybody who’s going through this. »