Caitlyn Jenner Breaks Twitter Record, Reaches One Million Followers Faster Than Any Account In History

Caitlyn Jenner Breaks Twitter Record, Reaches One Million Followers Faster Than Any Account In History

Caitlyn Jenner’s first tweet on Monday has set a new record. The former Olympian reached one million Twitter followers faster than anyone in history, even President Obama.

According to Guinness World Records, it took Caitlyn only four hours and three minutes to snag one million followers.

As USA Today reports, Caitlyn Jenner has managed to beat even President Obama’s impressive record. The President reached one million followers in 4.5 hours when he launched his Twitter account last month. Before President Obama won the title, the Guinness World Record holder for reaching one million Twitter followers in record time was held by Robert Downey, Jr., who garnered one million followers in 23 hours and 22 minutes after he sent out his first tweet in April of 2014.

Jenner joined Twitter on Monday, sending out her first tweet at 12:17 p.m., which revealed her Vanity Fair cover for the magazine’s July issue.

Her first tweet has earned 180,000 re-tweets and 180,000 favorites.

She followed up with a tweet expressing how happy she is with her new life.

That tweet has garnered 260,000 favorites and 200,000 re-tweets.

As of 6:30 p.m. Monday, she has 1.3 million followers.

In her interview with Vanity Fair, Jenner speaks to how she will now handle publicity and her new social life, where she will no longer hide from the cameras and will have more girls’ nights “where everybody is treating you the same way. You can talk about anything you want to talk about. You can talk about outfits. You can talk about hair and makeup, anything you want. It becomes not a big deal.” She also says the E! series that documents her transition will focus on ways to lower rates of suicide and attempted suicide in the transgender community.

As the Inquisitr previously reported, although Caitlyn is now thrilled to live as a woman, she was not always sure about the prospect of transitioning, admitting to having a panic attack when she came out of 10-hour facial-feminization surgery on March 15. After the surgery, she admits asking herself, “What did I just do? What did I do to myself?” Once she spoke with a counselor, who assured her that these thoughts were likely induced by pain medication and were a normal human reaction, Jenner says those types of thoughts have not reentered her mind and she knows she has done what is right for her.

“If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, ‘You just blew your entire life. You never dealt with yourself,’ and I don’t want that to happen.”

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