To say Caitlyn Jenner made a splashy debut would be an understatement. The transgender sensation has everyone talking with her striking Vanity Fair cover. If that wasn’t enough, she even broke the internet, metaphorically speaking of course.
The former Olympian broke a Twitter record by grabbing one million followers the fastest in just four hours. President Obama previously held the title by achieving the same feat in less than five hours. Prior to that, Robert Downey Jr. passed the million mark in 23 hours and 22 minutes back in April 2014.
“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.” – Caitlyn’s first Tweet
It was also announced today that the 65-year-old former Olympian will be presented with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPYs on July 15. Joel McHale will host the festivities at the Nokia Theatre in LA.
“In the past few months, the overwhelming outpouring of support from all over the world for my journey has been incredible,” Caitlyn said. “However, being honored with this award, which is named after one of my heroes, is truly special. For the first time this July, I will be able to stand as my true self in front of my peers.”
Probably even more prestigious than the ESPY is the fact, Caitlyn is being compared to none other than Jessica Lange. With their similar jawlines, the two share a resemblance. Posts like the following trended on Twitter.
Is it me or does Bruce Jenner really look like Jessica Lange?!? pic.twitter.com/Lw8oITwYqK
— josh mcdonagh (@Joshhmcdonagh) June 1, 2015
OMG Bruce Jenner!!! Excuse me: CAITLYN Jenner — is the new SUPREME. pic.twitter.com/cFXudzFBPa
— Kingsley (@kingsleyyy) June 1, 2015
How does Jessica Lange feel about the comparisons you ask? The 65-year-old actress shared her thoughts to The Daily Beast. Here’s her response when told about the trending topic.
“What does that mean? You have to explain what that means to me.”
After explaining it to her, Lange added:
“Oh really? That’s so wonderful. Well now I’m going to have to look for that picture.”
“Trending on Twitter because Caitlyn Jenner on the cover—you see I don’t do any of this stuff, the Internet,” Jessica added. “So I have no clue when people use this terminology. I have to repeat it to understand.”
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