Caitlyn Jenner Beats Obama’s Twitter Record For Fastest To 1 Million Followers
Caitlyn Jenner broke President Obama’s record for being the fastest person to reach one million Twitter followers, having done it in just four hours. Jenner, who trended worldwide all day, grabbed the Guinness World Record title from the president, who gained one million followers in under five hours when he first joined Twitter last month. Before Jenner and Obama, the previous record holder was Robert Downey Jr., who needed 23 hours and 22 minutes in April 2014 to hit the million follower mark.
In response to the milestone, Jenner tweeted, “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.” It was only her third message so far on the social media site.
In addition to her new follower record, more than 1.5 million tweets have currently been sent about Caitlyn Jenner. As Gossip Cop previously reported, Jenner joined the social network around noon with the screen name “@Caitlyn_Jenner,” and used her cover photo from Vanity Fair as her profile picture, set in front of a rainbow background.
After a tweet with the magazine’s cover, Jenner’s first message read, “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.” As of posting time, Jenner’s tweet has been retweeted more than a half million times. Are you surprised or not that Caitlyn Jenner broke the Twitter record for reaching one million followers the fastest?