Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, has arrived with a splash on the cover of Vanity Fair’s July issue.
Jenner revealed her new name and appearance after her transition from male to female, with a new Twitter account.
“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. Can’t wait for you to get to know her/me.”
She amassed more than one million followers in just four hours, one hour less than Barack Obama took to reach the same total. It’s already at 1.55m and rising.
“How beautiful! Be happy, be proud, live life YOUR way!” Jenner’s step-daughter Kim Kardashian West tweeted.
“We were given this life because you were strong enough to live it! I couldn’t be prouder!!! Caitlyn” Khloé Kardashian added.
“Now that’s a cover,” her daughter Kendall Jenner tweeted. “Be free now pretty bird.”
Former Keeping up with the Kardashians producer Jason Sarlanis, told a RealScreen West panel on unscripted TV, “First of all, she looks beautiful.
“Part of the success of unscripted is that it’s embraced diversity since the beginning. For the most part, diverse talent makes for better TV.
“She has been a part of unscripted, since the beginning,” he added.
“The Kardashians will continue to be a vehicle for her to tell her story.”