Caitlyn Jenner Breaks Twitter Record After 'Vanity Fair' Cover

by Keith Wagstaff /  / Updated 

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When "Vanity Fair" tweeted the cover of its upcoming issue on Monday, the Internet went wild. The reason? It features Caitlyn Jenner.

Jenner started her own Twitter feed on Monday. She broke the record previously held by President Barack Obama by reaching 1 million followers in 4 hours and 3 minutes. Her feed currently has more than 2 million followers.

As of Tuesday morning, she has been mentioned more than 886,000 times on Twitter since sending her first tweet, according to social media analytics company Topsy. Those included supportive messages from other celebrities.

She also joined Facebook, where she gained mentions from Khloe Kardashian, Ian McKellen and Ricky Martin.

The interest in Jenner's social media debut was so big that soon actress Jessica Lange was trending with more than 111,000 mentions on Twitter because people thought the two women looked alike. Lange's response, according to the Daily Beast: "That's so wonderful."

Someone even created a Twitter bot that automatically reminds people to use "she" instead of "he" when talking about Jenner.

So what's next for the Olympic gold medal winner? It looks like some fans are clamoring for her to join Instagram.

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