Bruce No More – Meet Caitlyn Jenner
Former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner does not exist anymore. As of Monday he wants us to call him Caitlyn. She appeared on the front cover of the Vanity Fair magazine and received both widespread support and criticism. She also debuted on Twitter by posting the cover and writing: “I'm so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can't wait for you to get to know her/me.”
Jenner went through a transition with much media attention, and she did not mind. We will never forget the Diane Sawyer interview from April when she openly talked about the troubles of becoming a woman. One of the most notable statements was when Jenner said she had “a soul of a woman.”
Jenner’s Twitter account broke the official Guinness record when it comes to accumulating followers on that social media platform. Caitlyn began to be followed by over a million people in only four hours. The previous record was held by President Barack Obama who gathered a million followers in five hours.
In relation, Obama did not hold a grudge – quite the contrary. He tweeted a sentence of support to Jenner, praising her for bravery. “It takes courage to share your story,” he wrote. Words of encouragement also came from Obama’s adviser Valerie Jarrett, who is also following Jenner on Twitter.