Who is Sophia Hutchins?
Sophia Hutchins is an American model, student leader and junior analyst who recently gained widespread media attention as the new girlfriend of reality TV star and retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete Caitlyn Jenner, who was formerly known as Bruce Jenner. Like Caitlyn, she is also a transgender who was formerly known as Scott. She was a student leader at Pepperdine University, serving as the Freshman Class Senator in 2014, and then the Class President in the following two years. She interned for the Washington State Republican Party for seven months in early 2014. For almost two years since March 2014, she was an Account Management Intern at One Spark Marketing. She also interned for Tavis Smiley Media for four months in early 2015. Along with a group of her friends, she co-founded the start-up company ZippieCookie in January 2015 and served as its Senior Vice-President for the next 10 months. Built from the ground up, the company provided late night snacking services in the locality and soon turned profits amassing a large following. For the past two and a half years, she is serving as a Junior Analyst at the Endowment Investment Office of the Pepperdine University.
Rise to Stardom
Sophia Hutchins spent her early youth as a boy, pondering over the question whether to transition from male to female. However, she never actually did it as long as she was with her parents. After moving to Malibu, California to pursue her college studies, she was able to break away from her family and establish her own identity. However, it is after witnessing Bruce Jenner's successful and much publicized transformation into Caitlyn, she was inspired to make decision finally. Interestingly, Hutchins, whose college is very close to where Caitlyn lives, was spotted vacationing together with her in Los Cabos, Mexico in late October 2017. Curiosity about the previously unknown blonde beauty grew as the media dug into the internet to find details about her burgeoning modeling career and her reported gender transformation. While the two denied dating rumors for a long time, pictures from their social media feeds confirmed that she had been spending a lot of time at Jenner's residence. Most recently, reports of them being engaged are making headlines on tabloids all over the internet. It also seems that her newfound fame has boosted her modeling career to some extent as her Instagram profile confirms that she is keeping herself busy with a lot of modeling assignments.
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According to reports, Sophia Hutchins was born as Scott in Bellevue, Washington. She went to Eastside Catholic School in 2010 and earned her high school diploma in 2014. In school, she was involved in various activities of the National Speech and Debate Association. She enrolled into Pepperdine University in 2014 to study finance with a major in computer science. A self-professed active, driven, and ambitious student leader, she was elected to the Freshman Senate during her first year in college. The following year, she was elected as the class President, and served in the same post in her junior year as well. During this time, she passed several policies advocating for international students, social justice and financial literacy.
Relationship with Caitlyn Jenner
It is not known how exactly Sophia Hutchins and Caitlyn Jenner met, but considering the fact that Hutchins was inspired by Jenner's transition and that the two live close by because of the former's education at Pepperdine University, it is possible that the two got in touch at some point in the past about their shared experiences. After they were first spotted vacationing together in October 2017, Jenner's representative claimed in a statement that the two were just friends. However, Hutchins has almost always been by Jenner's side at her outings in the following months, and she even had a photoshoot in the kitchen of Jenner's Malibu home. She also shared a picture of Jenner's dog on her Instagram, calling it her baby.
Reportedly, the two had more of a 'mother and daughter' relationship initially. However, Jenner, who grew apart from the Kardashian clan since criticizing her ex Kris in her autobiography, and also was alienated from the LGBT community for supporting US President Donald Trump, became more intimate with Hutchins. According to the friends of Jenner's daughters, Kendall, 22, and Kylie, 20, they are 'upset' and 'jealous' about their father's relationship with someone their age. In May 2018, the two went on a romantic trip to London, where they were spotted sightseeing at various tourist spots. The same month, 'Mirror' reported that they were all set to tie the knot. If true, this would be the fourth marriage for Jenner, who previously married Chrystie Crownover in 1972, Linda Thompson in 1981, and Kris Jenner in 1991.