Kamala Harris’ Stepdaughter Ella Emhoff Signs With IMG Models
Kamala Harris’s stepdaughter Ella Emhoff has signed a modelling contract a week after appearing at the presidential inauguration in a bedazzled Miu Miu jacket.
Emhoff, the 21-year-old daughter of Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff and his ex-wife Kerstin Emhoff, signed with IMG Models, according to model-img.html”>The New York Times.
According to Ivan Bart, the president of IMG Models, which works with models including Bella and Gigi Hadid, Christie Brinkley and Karlie Kloss, the decision to sign Emhoff had to do with her “authenticity”.
“It’s not really about shape, size or gender any more,” he told The Times. “Ella communicates this moment in time. There’s a cheekiness and a joy she exudes.”
The president of the modelling agency also referenced Emhoff’s inauguration style, explaining that his first thought was: “Wow, she’s communicating fashion.”
As for Emhoff’s reaction to signing with the agency, considered one of the most prestigious in the world, she told the outlet that she was initially surprised because she “never saw that as being part of my timeline” when she was younger.
“I was pretty surprised when everything with IMG was happening because when I was younger, I never saw that as being part of my timeline,” Emhoff told the Times. “As someone who, like a lot of young girls out there, had self-confidence issues, it is intimidating and scary to go into this world that is hyper-focused on you and the body.”