Caitlyn Jenner Celebrates Her 'First Birthday' as Kim, Kylie and Khloe Send Their Best Wishes
Caitlyn Jenner’s birthday is today and on Twitter, the reality star and motivational speaker tweeted, “Thank you for all the birthday wishes! Celebrating my 66th with 66 memories from an incredible year...”
Though she turns 66 this year, Jenner considers herself much younger: “Technically it is my 'first' birthday," she said at Logo TV's Beautiful As I Want To Be web series launch party in Los Angeles, according to Vanity Fair. "Since coming out, this is my first birthday."
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On Tuesday, Caitlyn celebrated a day early, lunching with daughters Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, and granddaughter Penelope Disick, at The Villa in Woodland Hills, California. Kim and Kylie posted selfies of the b’day lunch today alongside best wishes:
“Happy birthday Dad! I love you so much and am so proud of you!” Kylie also wrote on her website. “I hope this next year is filled with love and happiness! Love, your baby forever.”
Khloé Kardashian, who missed out on the lunch, also posted a selfie to mark the occasion:
“Happy birthday to one of the most inspirational people I know,” the youngest Kardashian sister, wrote on her site. “It's your first birthday, and I couldn't be more thrilled for you to celebrate it style. Get glam, girl!”
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Jenner came out as trans in April in an interview with Diane Sawyer, and introduced herself to the world as Caitlyn two months later, on the cover of Vanity Fair. (She recently made it official too, after being granted a legal name and gender change.)
Her “first” year has included many milestones: She set a Twitter record for reaching one million followers in mere hours and attended her first LGBT Pride. She became the world’s most prominent transgender woman and tried to use that fame to make a difference, including on her E! docuseries, I Am Cait. She helped push a conversation about transgender rights to the forefront of society, not without causing a bit of controversy on the way.
But perhaps her biggest accomplishment of the year? Accepting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs and delivering a truly moving speech to millions.
"If you want to call me names, make jokes, doubt my intentions, go ahead because the reality is, I can take it," the former Olympian said onstage. "But for the thousands of kids out there coming to terms with being true to who they are, they shouldn't have to take it."
In other Caitlyn news, check her out rocking the same dress that Kate Middleton wore in her 2010 engagement photos: