Bruce Jenner's sex change surgery is set for this summer, and after that RadarOnline.com has learned he plans to make his debut as a woman in a big way: By appearing on Dancing With The Stars!
The former Olympic athlete "wants his public debut as a woman to be very big, and there is no better platform than going on Dancing With The Stars," an insider told Radar. "He's taking a cue from Chaz Bono. Bruce was so impressed with how he handled himself on the show."
In the past, Bruce's family members have profited off of the exposure from past appearances: Both Kim Kardashian and Rob Kardashian already appeared on the show.
"Recently Bruce had been in talks to appear on the current season, but the timing didn't work out," the source revealed.
"Since he is planning on undergoing a sex change operation this summer, the fall would be a perfect time for Bruce to introduce himself to the world as a woman."
As Radar previously reported, the Olympian continues to move forward, preparing for the transition on both physical and psychological levels.
Last week, a source revealed that Jenner "is now wearing women's clothes almost full time" at his Malibu mansion, and in front of his sons Brody and Brandon.
Inside the home, Jenner has redecorated to give it "a much softer, feminine look and feel that reflects his new self," the source said.
And to his family, appearing on DWTS as a woman seems like a logical next step. His sons "think it's absolutely wonderful Bruce is going to be on DWTS," an insider revealed. "Just to see Bruce smiling again is everything to them."