Twitter all but exploded today after Vanity Fair released pictures of Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner.
Bruce Jenner was an American Olympic athlete, most recently known as the patriarch of the Kardashian clan. Jenner revealed last month, on a special edition of 20/20, that his gender identity was female, and that he would be transitioning.
The Vanity Fair reveal marked the first time the public saw Jenner post-transition, or learned the details of her identity.
Within minutes of the new reveal, @Caitlyn_Jenner activated her Twitter account, gaining half a million followers within hours. Caitlyn Jenner and #CallMeCaitlyn began trending shortly after.
“I'm so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self,” Jenner wrote in her first tweet. “Welcome to the world Caitlyn.”
Thousands took to Twitter to share their overwhelmingly positive thoughts on Jenner’s transition.
— Brandon (@thebrandon907) June 1, 2015
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) June 1, 2015
— Elena Sheppard (@eleshepp) June 1, 2015
And we thought it was Jenner's step daughter who was going to break the internet, I have a feeling #CallMeCaitlyn is going to do just that.
— Ashley Siegel (@AshleySiegs) June 1, 2015
Because THAT’S what I need in life: one more Kardashian/Jenner woman who is so painfully beautiful that I feel like a toad. #CallMeCaitlyn
— Jessica Blankenship (@blanketboat) June 1, 2015
— Matt McInnis (@Matt_McInnis) June 1, 2015
— emily (@applextree) June 1, 2015
— ⓑⓔⓔ (@coolstorybrogs) June 1, 2015
I see NO #CallMeCaitlyn slander on my TL. I have chosen well. You all complete me.
— Halfrican American (@lenubienne) June 1, 2015
Being who you want to be&finally living a life you deserve isn't 'embarrassing'. Being comfortable with who you are is BRAVE #CallMeCaitlyn
— Brianna MacLean (@brianna_m21) June 1, 2015
Vanity Fair's 'Call me Caitlyn' issue will hit stands 9th June.