Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, unveiled her new look and name on the latest cover of Vanity Fair . She also started a new Twitter account using her new name and it amassed more than a million followers within four hours.

Photo by Annie Leibovitz | Vanity Fair

Caitlyn Jenner was born William Bruce Jenner on October 28, 1949 in Mount Kisco, New York. While identifying as a man, she tasted success after winning the decathlon in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.

Later, Bruce Jenner became a household name as the step-dad to the Kardashians, also appearing regularly on E! channel’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians .

Photo by Annie Leibovitz | Vanity Fair

The completion of Caitlyn Jenner’s transition is naturally, a big deal, not just for trans people but for everyone who believes a person has the right to identify as any gender he or she prefers.

Even the President of US congratulated Caitlyn on Twitter.

You can read more about Caitlyn Jenner’s transition here .