Candis Cayne – Before
Few people would realize what the Hawaiian-born Brendan McDaniel would become. Back in the 80s, there was no encouragement for the confused teenager – only relentless bullying and a toxic atmosphere that made growing up a living hell. In deep emotional turmoil and anguish, the future star looked for a way off Maui Island, and a way out of her predicament.That chance came straight after high school. Brendan’s twin brother had just got a football scholarship and set off to be a stereotypical jock. Brendan, on the other hand, had discovered the joy of his life: acting and dancing on stage. It was only there that her confidence grew, and when she was accepted into a dance academy in Los Angeles, it was the beginning of something beautiful, and we all were able to witness it.
Candis Cayne – After
The 90s found Candis perfecting her drag image and new persona in New York City, and by late in that decade she had already come out and begun the transition process. This began a blur of TV appearances, drag shows, and small film roles which hasn’t let up since. Nip/Tuck, Dirty Sexy Money, CSI – she’s done it all for the camera, and shone every time.These days finds her in another interesting position – by the side of Caitlyn Jenner. Candis and Caitlyn are looking more and more like BFFs every day, and Candis says she’s helping Caitlyn through the difficult process of transitioning and acceptance. Rumor has it that the two are actually also dating, which would pretty much make them the trans power couple of the new century.