Caitlyn Jenner Wins Social Media Queen At Teen Choice Awards, Because Her Selfie Speaks More Than A Thousand Words
It's been quite a year for Caitlyn Jenner — and it's not even over yet. She introduced herself to the world, landed her own reality TV show in I Am Cait, appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair, and quickly became one of social media's most-followed users. Jenner won the Social Media Queen crown at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night, and it was a shining achievement for the entertainment world's newest darling. The 65-year-old was a top contender for the award among nominees Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, and Taylor Swift, who also have huge followings on Twitter and Instagram.
In anticipation of the award, Jenner posted her first selfie on Twitter and WhoSay last week. The photo shows her looking fab in sunglasses while sitting in her Porsche. Not bad for someone whose step-daughter is Kim Kardashian, the woman who literally wrote the book on selfies. Jenner wrote in the caption: "No #SocialMediaQueen can be crowned without posting a selfie, so here's my first!" She wrote in another tweet, "And to think I wouldn't have qualified for this nom a few months ago... What an honor!"
Jenner began using Twitter, Instagram, and WhoSay back in June, when she first began publicly presenting as female. According to Variety, she amassed 1 million Twitter followers a mere four hours after her first tweet, breaking President Barack Obama's previous record (he took five hours to reach that mark).
How awesome is it that Jenner is embracing social media at the age of 65? For that alone, she'll always be my pick for social media queen.