Move over Kim Kardashian we have a new queen in town! Caitlyn Jenner #BrokeTheInternet yesterday with her big public reveal. Caitlyn began a Twitter account under her new name (to complement her new jaunt on Vanity Fair‘s July magazine cover) and amassed a high number of followers in record time. She kicked off festivities with her first tweet,
To be exact, Jenner reached the one million follower mark faster than anyone in Twitter history, including, our president, Barack Obama. The president took time out of his busy schedule to tweet his support of Bruce’s coming out,
Caitlyn’s family members, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian,Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner, including a handful of their fellow reality stars, such as Lisa Vanderpump, Brandi Glanville, Andy Cohen, Melissa Gorga showed an outpouring of support following the “Keeping Up With the Kardashian” star’s Vanity Fair cover and sharing her transition with the public.
“For all intents and purposes I am a woman,” Jenner said during her sit down special with Diane Sawyer, which aired in April. “People look at me differently. They see you as this ‘macho male,’ but my heart and my soul and everything I do in life, it is part of me, that female side is part of me. It’s who I am. I was not genetically born that way.”
Twitter reported that Jenner reached one million followers in a recording shattering four hours. She’s currently at the 1.58 million followers mark and climbing. Jenner tweeted her appreciation, “Another Jenner world record, and at 65? Who’da thought! Humbled & honored to have reached 1M followers in 4 hrs. Thank you for your support.”
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