Bruce Jenner

Bruce Jenner, the "world's greatest athlete." Photo: Getty Images

With an invasive reality TV show, busy motivational speaker schedule, ten kids to support, and a wife who never wears anything twice, Bruce Jenner certainly has a heavy load to carry.

But when he's not trying to maintain order as the man of the house (as witnessed on the wildly popular E! television series "Keeping Up With the Kardashians,") Jenner, 60, travels the world as a motivational speaker, sports commentator, and entrepreneur.

This always-on-the-go lifestyle can be traced back to Jenner's own dogged determination that caused Sports Illustrated to declare him the "world's greatest athlete." Before he was reality show fodder, Jenner was a phenomenal athlete. He broke his own consecutive world records to score 8,634 points in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada.

In an exclusive interview with StyleList, Jenner jokingly admits that this steadfast drive also helps him to bring home enough bacon to support his model helicopter obsession and his wife, Kris Jenner's, expensive shopping habits.

Read on as Jenner dishes about his success as an Olympian, the athletic abilities of daughters, Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian, and borrowing beauty products from the women in the house. See why we're Team Bruce!

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Bruce Jenner flashes his gold medal for coming out on top in the Men's Decathlon at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada. Photo: Popperfoto/Getty Images

StyleList: You've set world records (and back-to-back) in the Olympic Games in Men's Decathlon. What were you feeling during those multiple moments?
Bruce Jenner: They were very, very good. As far as the decathlon, all through my 20s, I was totally obsessed by this thing. I trained six to eight hours a day, 365 days of the year, year after year after year. I got ranked as number one in the world...a record holder and broke the record three times. I worked very hard at it and then retired the day of the Games. But I knew I was going to retire because I had to give up too much for the sport. I lived life on nothing for many years and I didn't want to do that forever. I wanted to move on.

StyleList: On your website, you're touted as the world's greatest athlete. Does that still hold true?
Bruce Jenner: That's a big title to live up to and like anything, I don't care how athletic you are, when you try a new sport you have to learn that sport. But the reason the title comes with the guy who wins the Olympic decathlon is because if you look at the sport it really is the only standardized test of a person's athletic ability. It's kind of got that title and I think rightfully so.

StyleList: If you could arrange the ideal decathlon, who would your opponents be?
Bruce Jenner: Well, I wouldn't want to go up against myself [laughs]. I was very well prepared. I was the type of guy that could come up in performance under pressure. We've had no programs in the United States to develop decathletes. You kind of got to do it on your own. It's amazing when we go up against other countries like Germany, Checkoslovakia -- countries with major programs. We've had a rich history here in the good old USA.

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Bruce's girls: Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian. Photo: Campos/X17online.com

StyleList: Let's play a game of sport-daughter association. Match a daughter to the sport you believe she would excel at best. Ice hockey?
Bruce Jenner: Khloe [Kardashian]. She's got the size and the grit.
StyleList: Figure skating?
Bruce Jenner: Kim [Kardashian]...she's graceful.
StyleList: Freestyle skating?
Bruce Jenner: I'd probably go with Kourtney [Kardashian] because she is gritty, tough and determined enough to do that. Now, coordination is a whole another thing [laughs]. I'm talking about mental grit.

StyleList: Are you ever tempted to throw a javelin in the house when things get crazy?
Bruce Jenner: No. Well, sometimes at the kids when they get out of sync. I keep the javelins away.

StyleList: Beside model helicopters is there anything else that you like to splurge on?
Bruce Jenner:
Absolutely not. I have enough time with those. I have a small army force.

StyleList: Do you have any other type of escape?
Bruce Jenner: Traveling...from a work side I do a lot of speaking. I stay generally busy as I want to be at this age. I have an expensive wife, so I can't stop working [laughs].

StyleList: What is your men's skincare must-have? In a house full of women, are you ever tempted to use any of their products?
Bruce Jenner:
With all of these women in the house, I steal everything that they let me. Garth Fisher is a friend of the family and his line of skincare products [Cellceuticals] is what I've been using for the last couple of years. But right from the beginning, I stole the girls' stuff.

StyleList: If you had your own scent what would it smell like?
Bruce Jenner:
I don't want a scent that's too strong for me, but if I was a chick I would obviously use Kim's -- which I think is a great fragrance. Everyone in the family uses it now so the whole family smells the same. It's kind of cute!

StyleList: What's your favorite K-word?
Bruce Jenner:
It would have to be Kardashian. Those are my girls. I've been very blessed with 10 children and its been a lot of fun over the last couple of years. There's nothing better for a parent than watching your children do well in what they're trying to accomplish.

StyleList: Do you have any plans for Valentine's Day? Do you go all out?
Bruce Jenner:
Yes! My wife and I always spend the day together. Actually, my wife is the easiest because she goes out and buys exactly what she wants and then informs me that I just bought her a Valentine's present.

StyleList: So did she get something sparkly?
Bruce Jenner:
Yes!