Caitlyn Jenner officially became Caitlyn Jenner one year ago this week.
Yes, the reality star sat down with Diane Sawyer for an ABC interview on April 24, announcing at the time that she was living life as a woman.
But it was on June 1, 2015 when the former Olympian and step-father to Kim Kardashian and company made the announcement that truly changed her life forever.
It took place on the cover of Vanity Fair and it was comprised of a mere three words:
Call me Caitlyn.
The cover photo was snapped by Annie Leibovitz and it marked the public’s first-ever look at Jenner in a woman’s outfit.
On Wednesday evening, Jenner acknowledged the important occasion via an Instagram video, one she captioned with the following words:
“Can’t believe it’s been one year since the @vanityfair cover. So happy, best year of my life #happyfirstbirthday#callmecait #learningtolive.”
And what a year it has been for Caitlyn Jenner, huh?
Since coming out as a woman, she has received an award for courage at the 2015 ESPYs.
She has also…
… Anchored her own E! reality show, I Am Cait.
… Broke President Barack Obama’s record for being the fastest to gain one million followers on Twitter, accomplishing the feat in four hours.
… Been named the runner-up for Time’s Person of the Year.
Say what you want about the way in which Caitlyn has handled her transition, but there’s no debate that she’s helped move the transgender discussion forward.
Jenner, meanwhile, will mark the 40th anniversary of her winning a gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal this summer.
On Wednesday, Sports Illustrated announced that it will commemorate the occasion with a cover story in the magazine, which will be available on newsstands June 8.
There’s also a film on the way, Jenner: 40 Years After Gold, which will air on the Sports Illustrated website.