Kamala Harris’ Stepdaughter Ella Emhoff Signs Contract With IMG Models
Ella Emhoff, the stepdaughter of Vice President Kamala Harris and daughter of Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, is breaking into the modeling business.
The 21-year-old, who is currently a senior at Parsons School of Design in New York City studying fine arts with a focus on textiles, landed a major modeling contract with one of the most prestigious agencies in the world: IMG Models.
The agency is known to represent top supermodels including Gisele Bündchen, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Stephanie Seymour, Lily Aldridge, and more.
Ivan Bart, the president of IMG Models in an interview with the New York Times said:
It is not really about shape, size, or gender anymore, Ella communicates this moment in time. There is a cheekiness and a joy she exudes.
According to the New York Times, Emhoff caught Bart’s eye “as soon as she walked in the door” during the presidential primaries over the summer. Shortly after, the two began discussing the idea of joining IMG Models.
Emhoff is equally so happy about the contract, she said:
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. 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. There are a lot of people out there that need a lot of help. If I can do anything to help with that, I want to, and I think this opportunity will be really beneficial to that.
she is looking forward to being a part of the change occurring in the modeling industry that allows for more diversity and authenticity.
She has around 18 tattoos, many of which she “did herself during quarantine” adding that her parents “may not know” about all of them.