Caitlyn Jenner Breaks Obama’s Twitter Record

Move over, President Barack ObamaCaitlyn Jenner has hit Twitter.

On the same day as Caitlyn Jenner’s (formerly known as Bruce Jenner) debut as a woman on the cover of Vanity Fair, she joined Twitter and amassed more than one million followers in just four hours. It took Obama, who previously held the record for the fastest-grossing Twitter account, five hours to hit the milestone when he joined the platform on May 18.

(Click here to see larger image.)

Jenner also created a new Facebook account on Monday, which has already garnered an impressive 188k followers. Her post of the photo has brought in more than 35k likes and 5,000 shares.

Jenner’s first tweet, featuring the Vanity Fair cover without any caption, has already been retweeted a whopping 165k times and favorited 156k times. She also started an Instagram account, where she already has 357k followers.

“I’m so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self,” reads Jenner’s Twitter bio. “Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can’t wait for you to get to know her/me.”

Social media has been abuzz since the photos hit the Web, with the news generating more than 1.5 million tweets, including support from the Kardashian family and more celebrities.

Users have been labeling tweets about Jenner with the hashtag #CallMeCaitlyn, referencing the headline on the Vanity Fair cover.

More Digital

  • Final Cut Pro X users Can

    Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X With Support for VR, HDR

    Move over, President Barack Obama — Caitlyn Jenner has hit Twitter. On the same day as Caitlyn Jenner’s (formerly known as Bruce Jenner) debut as a woman on the cover of Vanity Fair, she joined Twitter and amassed more than one million followers in just four hours. It took Obama, who previously held the record […]

  • Pandora

    Pandora Introduces New Free Premium Trial Session

    Move over, President Barack Obama — Caitlyn Jenner has hit Twitter. On the same day as Caitlyn Jenner’s (formerly known as Bruce Jenner) debut as a woman on the cover of Vanity Fair, she joined Twitter and amassed more than one million followers in just four hours. It took Obama, who previously held the record […]

  • Asteroids Baobab Studios

    Baobab Studios Releases 'Asteroids' VR Film Feat. Elizabeth Banks, Ingrid Nilsen

    Move over, President Barack Obama — Caitlyn Jenner has hit Twitter. On the same day as Caitlyn Jenner’s (formerly known as Bruce Jenner) debut as a woman on the cover of Vanity Fair, she joined Twitter and amassed more than one million followers in just four hours. It took Obama, who previously held the record […]

  • Handmaid's Tale

    Hulu’s Future: What Disney-Fox Deal Means for TV-Streaming Venture

    Move over, President Barack Obama — Caitlyn Jenner has hit Twitter. On the same day as Caitlyn Jenner’s (formerly known as Bruce Jenner) debut as a woman on the cover of Vanity Fair, she joined Twitter and amassed more than one million followers in just four hours. It took Obama, who previously held the record […]

  • Electronauts_KeyArt_1080p

    This Startup Revolutionized VR Gaming. Now It Wants to Do the Same for Music.

    Move over, President Barack Obama — Caitlyn Jenner has hit Twitter. On the same day as Caitlyn Jenner’s (formerly known as Bruce Jenner) debut as a woman on the cover of Vanity Fair, she joined Twitter and amassed more than one million followers in just four hours. It took Obama, who previously held the record […]

  • Dwayne Johnson President

    Alibaba's Youku Signs Deals With NBCUniversal, Sony Television

    Move over, President Barack Obama — Caitlyn Jenner has hit Twitter. On the same day as Caitlyn Jenner’s (formerly known as Bruce Jenner) debut as a woman on the cover of Vanity Fair, she joined Twitter and amassed more than one million followers in just four hours. It took Obama, who previously held the record […]

  • Andrea Russett

    YouTube Star Andrea Russett Signs TV, Film Development Deal With Fullscreen

    Move over, President Barack Obama — Caitlyn Jenner has hit Twitter. On the same day as Caitlyn Jenner’s (formerly known as Bruce Jenner) debut as a woman on the cover of Vanity Fair, she joined Twitter and amassed more than one million followers in just four hours. It took Obama, who previously held the record […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content