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's known to represent top supermodels including Gisele Bündchen, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid, Stephanie Seymour, Lily Aldridge and more. Ivan Bart, the President of IMG Modelssaid it's not really about shape, size or gender any more.
He is sure Ella Emhoff communicates this moment in time. There's a cheekiness and a joy she exudes. Kamala Harris’ stepdaughter caught Ivan 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. Ella Emhoff was pretty surprised when everything with IMG was happening because she never saw that as being part of her timeline.
Also, Ella Emhoff confessed that 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.
But she's looking forward to being a part of the change occurring in the modeling industry that allows for more diversity and authenticity, whether she shows herself through what she calls her "funky haircut" or "weird tattoos."