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South African Teenage Gold Medal Runner Caster Semenya’s New Look

September 9, 2009

South Africa’s YOU magazine placed a glam shot of teenage South African runner on its September 10th cover edition. Caster, 18, has been in the press because of a gender controversy that started at the Berlin World Track Championship in July. (Caster not only placed first place re: gold medal achievement but set a world record!)

The cover gig was done to silence all of Caster’s critics. (No cornrows or tracksuits like Caster was unfairly criticized for. In its place is a funky hairstyle, make-up and mot importantly confidence.) Caster now only sported a new look but she has a new coach after her one of her coaches shamefully quit for not telling Caster about the gender tests. Berlin wanted the gender results PRIOR to Caster’s entrance into the championships. (Read all about the gender debate in my earlier blog post.)
Doesn’t Caster look lovely? In a interview with BBC News, a confident Caster expressed, I am who I am and I am proud of myself. I’d like to dress up more often and wear dresses but I never get the chance.”
Source: Fourth-Place Medal
CASTER SEMENYA COVERS "YOU" MAGAZINE WITH A NEW LOOK

CASTER SEMENYA COVERS "YOU" MAGAZINE WITH A NEW LOOK

South Africa’s YOU magazine placed a glam shot of teenage South African gold medal runner CASTER SEMENYA on its September 10th cover edition. (Initial thought: Is it me or did the publication try to make her look like Venus Williams???)

Caster, 18, has been in the press because of a gender controversy that started at the Berlin World Track Championship in July. (Caster not only placed first place re: gold medal achievement but set a world record! FG2BH gives her props! See clip below for proof…)


caster-semenya-new-look-02The cover gig was done to silence all of Caster’s critics who felt she was a man not a woman. (No cornrows or tracksuits like Caster was unfairly criticized for. In its place is a funky hairstyle, a more feminine appeal, make-up, tons of jewelry, and most importantly confidence.) Caster now only sported a new look but she has a new coach after her one of her coaches shamefully quit for not telling Caster about the gender tests. Berlin wanted the gender results PRIOR to Caster’s entrance into the championships. (Read all about the gender debate in my earlier blog post.)

Doesn’t Caster look lovely? In a interview with BBC News, a confident Caster expressed,

“I am who I am and I am proud of myself. I’d like to dress up more often and wear dresses but I never get the chance.”

I’m glad that Caster went to her country for public support. Congrats to YOU for putting Caster on their cover. Regardless of such Caster shouldn’t have to prove her gender with a cover shot but I’m glad she did it HER WAY!

UPDATE: Caster’s story continues to take spins each passing day without any respect towards her human rights. Here are the results of her gender test.  Because of the results, Caster withdraw from the race, reports ESSENCE.

Source: Fourth-Place Medal/ ONTD/ YOU

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Chinyere ukachukwu permalink
    March 30, 2010 2:17 pm

    Gosh! This is funny. Hope that dube has a wife or….

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