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02/06/2015 07:18 BST | Updated 29/06/2015 11:59 BST

Caitlyn Jenner Breaks World Record For Reaching One Million Twitter Followers In Four Hours

Caitlyn Jenner has broken a world record after gaining more than a million Twitter followers in just four hours.

The achievement comes after she revealed her new name and Twitter account @Caitlyn_Jenner, at the same as her Vanity Fair cover photo.

The record was previously held by Barack Obama who hit the one million mark after five hours on his @POTUS account.

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Caitlyn, formerly known as Bruce, announced she was transgender during an interview with Diane Sawyer in April.

British journalist and transgender rights activist Paris Lees wrote for the Guardian: "It is the most ridiculous, bold, life-affirming and gloriously overblown celebrity transition ever. Until now, no one had ever come out in such style."

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