Caitlyn Jenner posts her own '10 year challenge' and fans are absolutely loving it
At the beginning of each New Year, many of us like to take the time to reflect on what the previous 365 days has brought to us - for better or for worse. And, with social media, it's a whole lot easier to do that now, especially with things like Timehop and Facebook Memories dragging up our embarrassing selfies from 2014.
This January, however, many people have decided to jump back even further, with lots of Instagram users digging up photos from 2009.
Obviously, some people have changed a lot more than others - especially those who went through puberty in the last decade (or those who, like me, experienced an emo phase) - and, more often than not, that change is wonderful to see. Of all 2009 vs 2019 posts, though, very few people had a glow up as good as Caitlyn Jenner's.
It is no secret that Jenner is a transgender woman, as she publicly made the announcement that she would be transitioning in 2015. The first few months following the revelation were obviously very difficult for her, as they are for almost everybody of trans experience, but she held her head up high despite the hate and criticism.
In the years since, she still continues to endure transphobia on a daily basis - especially on social media.
So, when it came round to posting a glow-up for the '10 year challenge', it would have been understandable for her to avoid sharing images of herself prior to her coming out as a woman. But Jenner didn't do that. Instead, she totally owned her womanhood by posting this side-by-side image:
"Now THAT is a #10YearChallenge," she captioned the picture. "Be authentic to yourself 💜"
And, of course, fans absolutely loved it.
"So proud for showing the haters and posting your own meme," commented one person.
"RESPECT! 👏🏻🙌🏻 You're amazing, and a great inspiration for all 💖 Best #10yearchallenge 💪🏻," added another.
Needless to say, there were some horrible comments, too, but the positive ones hugely outweighed them.
"It’s your life, you have no one to answer to but your family," said one supportive fan who encouraged Jenner to ignore the hate. "Hope the next 10 years are everything you wished for. Ignore the nasty posts. Only nasty people post them! 😉"
Speaking about her years living as a man, Jenner has previously said, "I liked Bruce. He was a good person. He did a lot in his life. Oh, ‘he didn’t even exist’. Yes he did exist! He worked his butt off. He won the [Olympic] Games. He raised amazing kids. He did a lot of very, very good things and it’s not like I just want to throw that away."
But when she finally came out, she only had one goal: to be her true self.
"My intentions were number one, to calm my soul. To deal with this issue and be myself. This woman had lived inside me for 65 years, it’s time for her to live! Let’s give her a shot and see what she could do," she said.
Now, that's a glow-up.