To say that Caitlyn Jenner broke the internet on Monday would be an understatement.
Vanity Fair released the cover for it’s upcoming issue showing Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, as a woman.
Almost instantly, the story was trending on social media.
Jenner shared the cover on her new Twitter account. In just four hours she had more than one million followers. That breaks the record previously held by President Barack Obama’s official @POTUS Twitter account. That account reach one million followers in four-and-a-half hours. By Tuesday morning Jenner had nearly 1.9 million followers.
Jenner tweeted about her accomplishment.
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 president didn’t react to Jenner breaking his Twitter record, but did use his personal account (@BarackObama) to retweet Jenner’s first Tweet with the simple message, “It takes courage to share your story.”
It takes courage to share your story. https://t.co/Q7wWjV9Rxx
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 1, 2015