Hillary Clinton Shares Why She Started Wearing a Pants Suit

Hillary Clinton is revealing why exactly she began wearing pantsuits.

Speaking to CBS News on Sunday ahead of the Sept. 9 premiere of her Apple TV+ docuseries Gutsy, which Hillary, 74, stars in with daughter Chelsea Clinton, 42, the former first lady reveals the fashion choice began with wearing a skirt during a state visit to Brazil.

Hillary Clinton Shares Why She Started Wearing a Pants Suit

Hillary Clinton Shares Why She Started Wearing a Pants Suit

“I was sitting on a couch and the press was let in,” Hillary told CBS anchor Norah O’Donnell. “There were a bunch of them shooting up.”

Without her consent, some of the images were later used in lingerie ads. “All of a sudden, the White House gets alerted to these billboards that show me sitting down with, I thought my legs together, but the way it’s shot, it’s sort of suggestive,” the former Secretary of State said.

It wasn’t just in Brazil that it happened either, said Hillary. “I’d be on a stage, I’d be climbing stairs, and they’d be below me,” she told O’Donnell. “I just couldn’t deal with it. So, I started wearing pants.”

Gutsy is an eight-part documentary series coming to Apple TV+ that brings to life Hillary and her family’s best-selling book, The Book of Gutsy Women — which showcases intimate conversations with groundbreaking women.

The outlet confirmed that several big names are set to join the mother-daughter duo and tell their own stories, including Kim KardashianMegan Thee StallionGoldie HawnKate HudsonWanda SykesAmy SchumerGloria Steinem and Dr. Jane Goodall.

The show promises to reveal a side of Hillary and Chelsea never seen before, showcasing their close bond and offering a multi-generational approach to the topical issues discussed in each episode.

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Executive produced in part by the Clintons, the series also tapped longtime aides Bari Lurie and Huma Abedin to serve as consulting producers.

In one clip shared exclusively with PEOPLE, Hillary — who was a practicing lawyer and law firm partner before she was the first lady — squares off with law student Kardashian in a contest of legal knowledge.

“I think Kim has an unfair advantage,” Hillary said in the episode.

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Chelsea, acting as quizmaster, added: “Kim has studied more recently than you.”

After a round of questions on the use of deadly force, the difference between extortion and robbery, and when a claim of self-defense is permissible, Kim beat Hillary, 11-4.

“It was heartbreaking!” Hillary told the outlet in an interview previewing Gutsy, from the HiddenLight Productions studio she founded with Chelsea in 2020.

Both Clintons informed the outlet how they came away from their day of filming with Kardashian very impressed. “She worked so hard (on the bar) and persevered,” says Hillary.

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