What, like it’s hard?
“I am so stoked for this next chapter of my life!” Jennings wrote in the caption alongside a photo of herself sporting a crimson sweatshirt with the university’s shield. She said that she feels so “blessed and grateful right now.”
“Thank you so much to my incredible family for your unconditional love and support; none of this would be possible without all of you,” she continued. “I can't wait for what's to come!”
Jennings is known for documenting her transition process on the TLC reality TV show I am Jazz, with episodes showing preparation and recovery from her gender confirmation surgery. Starting in the fifth season of the show, the trans teen began touring prospective colleges. While the teen was considering other top spots like Pomona College and Princeton University, she told People that Harvard was “definitely one of my top choices.”
Now, friends, family, fans and celebrities alike have expressed their excitement for Jennings, congratulating her for her “well-deserved” acceptance into her dream school.
“You worked so hard. Brains, beauty and strength. The future is yours. Fly little red bird,” Jennings’s mother Jeannette shared.
“CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!! so so happy for you,” journalist Katie Couric commented on her Instagram post.
Jennings also released an official video announcement of her decision to attend the prestigious institution. In the video, she revealed how “shocked” she was when she found out she was accepted.
“When I found out I got accepted into Harvard I was so shocked,” the 18-year-old admitted in the video. “Not because I didn’t think I could do it, but because it’s such a selective school with such a small acceptance rate. I was like, ‘Who gets into Harvard?’ But I got in!”
When she joins Harvard’s freshman class, Jennings plans to major in philosophy, gender and religion. She’s most looking forward to “meeting new people, making connections, building friendships that will last a lifetime.”
Although she is excited to to begin this new chapter of her life, Jennings tells fans she will still stay true to herself. “I just feel that I’m going to be me, do me and have a great time,” Jennings said in the video. “I’m going to figure it out as I go along, expand my mind and soar to new heights.”
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