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Australian Men Support Bruce Jenner With #PaintYourNailsForBruce Campaign

Bruce Jenner's 20/20 Special with Diane Sawyer
Bruce Jenner opens up to Diane Sawyer about his gender transition on 20/20 April 24, 2015.

Bruce Jenner‘s brave interview with Diane Sawyer attracted more than 17 million viewers in the U.S. alone — and, on the other side of the world, scored him a wealth of new male fans in Australia. No, these Aussie men are not necessarily fans of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, but they’re eager to show their support for Jenner during his transition by painting their nails just like he does.

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Asked by 20/20‘s Sawyer in the April 24 chat what he looks forward to now that he now revealed his secret to the world, the 65-year-old Olympic champ, replied: “To be able to have my nail polish on long enough that it actually chips off.”

bruce jenner with painted nails
Bruce Jenner in Malibu with painted nails on April 6, 2015

In a touching show of support for Jenner — who announced that he “for all intents and purposes is a woman” — Aussie radio hosts Kyle and Jackie O were inspired to send the reality TV dad their well wishes. Over the weekend, the radio hosts started the #PaintYourNailsForBruce social media campaign, encouraging male listeners to paint their nails in solidarity with Jenner, and post selfies of their manicures on Twitter and Instagram.

apparently, I have great nail beds. #YeahIKnow #PaintYourNailsForBruce #KJShow #BruceJenner

A photo posted by mike santos (@iamchos) on Apr 26, 2015 at 2:48pm PDT

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A photo posted by KIIS 1065 (@kiis1065) on Apr 26, 2015 at 2:35pm PDT

Painted their nails, it was the coolest thing until Lucia saw that the youngest two got in on the action. ????

A photo posted by Danielle Brooks (@daniellebrooks2013) on Apr 2, 2015 at 6:36pm PDT

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Giving free manicures to any men (and women) willing to come to their their KIIS 1065 radio studio, the group decided to take their effort to Sydney’s Central station. Armed with enough Sally Hansen nail polish colors to make any mani addict jealous, the group painted the nails of supportive commuters.

Get your nails painted Sydney! #CentralStation #PaintYourNailsForBruce

A photo posted by KIIS 1065 (@kiis1065) on Apr 26, 2015 at 3:59pm PDT

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Among the other men applauding Jenner’s decision to go public about his transition: His son, Brandon. “[I said] that I’ll always be there and I’m not going anywhere,” Bruce’s son with ex Linda Thompson told Sawyer, during an emotional interview as part of 20/20, with his siblings, including Brody Jenner. Brandon added to Sawyer: “I feel like I’m getting an upgraded version of my dad, of a parent.”

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