Caitlyn Jenner continues to be recognized for her courage and bravery since she introduced herself to the world on the cover of Vanity Fair in June 2015.
The I Am Cait reality star celebrated her 2016 TIME Most Influential People honor at Tuesday’s TIME 100 Gala held at the Jazz At Lincoln Center in New York City.
Jenner, 66, looked elegant in a black off-the-shoulder evening gown by Chiara Boni. The star completed her timeless ensemble with sparkly drop earrings, color coordinated pointed heels and a black and white polka dot clutch.
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In this year’s TIME‘s 100 issue, father and transgender-rights activist Wayne Maines praises Jenner as being a “hero” for “having the courage to come out at this stage of her life.”
“I have the greatest respect for her courage and commitment to truth,” Maines continues, adding, “The courage that she displays is helping challenge society to change. I am so pleased that she has fulfilled her dreams and that she is now helping our children do the same.”
Also at the TIME 100 event were A-listers including Lindsey Vonn, Karlie Kloss, Donald Trump, Priyanka Chopra, Dr. Jill Biden, Aziz Ansari, and Gina Rodriguez. Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, who are both honored this year, served as performers for the evening.
Stay tuned tomorrow morning as Today‘s Matt Lauer will air clips from his interview with Jenner from the TIME 100 Gala.
– Karen Mizoguchi