The President of the United States, like millions of other people, tweeted Caitlyn Jenner today after the unveiling of the cover of Vanity Fair. After enduring hours of facial feminization surgery, breast augmentation, and hormone therapy, the one-time Olympic gold medalist poses on the cover in a one-piece white corseted lingerie outfit that reportedly cost $300. The caption reads, “Call Me Caitlyn.”
Vanity Fair’s 22-page cover story features Annie Leibovitz photos of Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, along with new details. Friends, fans, and loved ones tweeted throughout the day, according to MSN.
According to E! Online, the president reached out to Caitlyn Jenner to congratulate her on her “courage” hours after the reveal of Jenner’s cover photo.
President Obama’s tweet was among the tweets that Caitlyn received on the first day her account was activated, which reached one million followers in Guinness World Record time, four hours and three minutes. Caitlyn broke Obama’s record. Last month, President Obama set up his own Twitter account and received a million followers in just under five hours.
It takes courage to share your story. https://t.co/Q7wWjV9Rxx— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 1, 2015
After Obama’s personal tweet to Caitlyn, he followed up with a tweet asking people to share their own stories in the fight for LGBT rights. There is a form online for people to share their stories. This account is run by Organizing for Action staff.
Your story matters in the fight for LGBT rights—share it here: http://t.co/FjAdgfkW0D— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 1, 2015
Caitlyn Jenner, who was born Bruce Jenner and rose to fame as an Olympic athlete and, later, a reality TV star, revealed her new identity on Monday. Four hours after her first Tweet, her newly launched account was up to a million followers.
Others to offer their support of Jenner via social media on Monday included Anna Kendrick, Kerry Washington, Monica Lewinsky, Maria Shriver, Hoda Kotb, and Ellen DeGeneres.
DeGeneres tweeted, “My hope for the world is that we can all be as brave as @Caitlyn_Jenner.”
Following her big debut, Jenner’s Twitter page quickly became the fastest growing account to reach one million followers. She thanked fans for the accomplishment and gave a nod to her past as an Olympic athlete.
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.— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 1, 2015
The July issue of Vanity Fair will be on newsstands on June 9. It has been said that this is a historic issue for Vanity Fair, and it might be hard to find a copy.
What do you think about the former Olympian champion changing into a woman? Do you plan to buy a copy of Vanity Fair to read the whole story?
[Image via E! Online]