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Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award with a tear-worthy speech. In her first major public appearance since her already legendary Vanity Fair cover, the decathlon winner received the award from fellow gold medalist Abby Wambach. Tonight's most anticipated guest sat front row at the ESPYS wearing a Versace long-sleeved dress, which according to Us Magazine, was selected by the stylist famous for selecting Angelina Jolie's high-slit gown.
Jenner thanked her family, tearfully telling her children in the audience, "I never wanted to hurt anyone else, most of all, my family and my kids. I always wanted my children to be so proud of their dad, for what he was able to accomplish in his life." She continued,"I am so, so grateful to have all of you in my life. Thank you."
Jenner also told the audience about the "high-stress" preparation for the award show,"Okay girls, I get it. You gotta get the shoes, the hair, the makeup. It was exhausting. And next, the fashion police. Please be kind on me, I'm new at this." Don't stress, Caitlyn. You nailed it.