Caitlyn Jenner's debut sparks outpouring of support on social media

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Caitlyn Jenner's debut sparks outpouring of support on social media
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The world can't seem to get enough of Caitlyn Jenner. Her debut Monday on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine is prompting an outpouring of positive social media comments.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The world can't seem to get enough of Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner.

Jenner's debut Monday on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine is prompting a ton of social media comments.

Jenner is setting a new record with the amount of followers she's attracting. Before her big reveal, she asked for an all-American style, a look she's most comfortable in.

Her transition to a woman hasn't been anything short of glamourous and it seems like everyone is weighing in, even her fellow Olympians.

A day after Jenner's iconic photo shoot with Vanity Fair, fellow Olympian Greg Louganis said, "I think she's going to be totally embraced by her fellow Olympians and all her fans."

Jenner, for her part, continues to make big waves on the Internet, amassing a million followers on Twitter in just four hours. That number doubled before 7 Tuesday morning, less than 24 hours after her debut.

Setting records is something she and Bruce have in common, but Jenner says she is now a much better person than Bruce ever was.

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"Bruce always had to tell a lie. He was always living that lie. Every day he always had a secret, from morning til night. Caitlyn doesn't have any secrets," Jenner said.

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Award-winning journalist Buzz Bissinger profiled the piece on Jenner for Vanity Fair and spoke to ABC's Robin Roberts.

"You try coming out of the 1980s. He would have been vilified, it was 20, 25 years ago, vilified. He would have had no work, nothing. He really did have to wait. He wanted to wait until his two youngest daughters were old enough to understood it," Bissinger said.

Bissinger said despite waiting decades, Jenner still had doubts.

"This is the point of no return. You can't take back the plastic surgery and it's in the story in Vanity Fair. What if I made a mistake? What if this really isn't what I wanted all my life? What do I do then? She had a panic attack," he said.

Jenner met with a counselor, who helped her with the transition.

Bissinger said Jenner's personal journey will open doors for transgender people everywhere. He said, "It's about tolerance. Let people be who they want to be."

Jenner is being hailed as a trailblazer and now she will make her first public appearance next month when she receives the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs. All 10 children are expected to be there.

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