NOW that Bruce Jenner seems to be well on his way to a gender-bending new look, he may be looking for a new name and a source says he’s leaning toward “Brigitte” after legendary screen siren Brigitte Bardot.
While the former Olympic decathlon champ hasn’t committed to the new moniker yet, there’s one thing that’s certain – it WON’T start with a “K”!
According to a source, the estranged husband of Kardashian momager Kris Jenner told a pal: “There’s going to be no more K’s in my life. I’m fed up with the Kardashians!”
“He’s also determined that the name he chooses has to start with a letter that comes well before ‘K,’” the source continued. “It makes him feel good to be ahead of the Kardashians in the alphabet.”
Although he’s long been a fan of the name “Jennifer,” Bruce is said also to be considering “Brenda,” “Brette,” and “Belle.” But “Bruscilla” is one name he won’t be going near. Right right now, the source says the frontrunner is “Brigitte.”
“At first Bruce was intrigued with Bruscilla, but after he thought about it some more, he decided it didn’t work for him,” the source explained. “He said, ‘It doesn’t roll off the tongue very well. Bruscilla sounds like some kind of disease.’
“He loves ‘Brigitte’ not only because it’s such a beautiful name, but it makes him think of Brigitte Bardot, who was a total bombshell.
“She also starred in (the 1956 movie) ‘And God Created Woman’ – and Bruce thinks it’s just perfect since he’s in the process of becoming a woman.”
Bruce, 64, and Kris, 58, announced split in October after 22 years of marriage. And as The ENQUIRER recently reported, it appears he’s already begun taking the first steps to change genders. On Jan. 19, he was spotted entering The Beverly Hills Surgical Center, where a source said he underwent a “laryngeal shave,” a procedure to soften the appearance of his Adam’s apple. EXCLUSIVE! BRUCE JENNER WANTS TO BE A WOMAN?!
He’s grown his hair longer and has been wearing it pulled back in a ponytail, which accentuates his delicate, surgically enhanced facial features. In January, he stepped out with manicured, long fingernails.
Bruce is also looking to make an appearance as a guest judge on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” said a source. Stepdaughter Khloe recently snagged a two-episode guest-judging role on the upcoming sixth season of the hit cable show, in which 14 drag queens compete for the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar,” and Bruce has asked her to put in a good word for him.
“Bruce has been a huge fan of the show for a long time,” said the source. “He’s checked with E! executives to make sure it won’t conflict with his ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ duties. For years Bruce felt hemmed in by Kris, but now he wants to be free to pursue his own interests, including judging drag queen contests."