Caitlyn Jenner Just Got More Followers In 4 Hours Than Pres. Obama

June 1st 2015

On the same day that Caitlyn Jenner (formerly known as Bruce) made her worldwide debut on Vanity Fair's July 2015 magazine cover, she beat President Barack Obama's Twitter record of gaining a million followers in five hours.

Jenner hit half a million followers in 90 minutes, as pointed out by Wall Street Journal social media editor Natalie Andrews, and had more than one million followers within four hours of sharing Vanity Fair's magazine photo on Twitter early Monday morning.

Jenner's daughter Kendall and stepdaughters with former wife Kris Jenner, Khloe and Kim, also voiced support on social media, with Kim instructing her 32 million plus followers to follow Jenner:

Jenner, whose pictures were taken in her Malibu home by photographer Annie Leibovitz, first spoke publicly about transitioning to female at the end of April in a highly publicized interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer.

"For all intents and purposes, I am a woman," Jenner said in the Diane Sawyer sit-down. "People look at me differently. They see you as this macho male, but my heart and my soul and everything that I do in life it is part of me, that female side is part of me. That's who I am."

For more on issues facing transgender Americans, check out our video on the battle for gender neutral bathrooms:

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