Both young women (Emhoff is 21, Gorman is 22) had everyone buzzing on President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’s swearing-in day. Emhoff wore a stunning Miu Miu coat we wanted her to run us over with; meanwhile, Gorman’s inaugural poem had the entire internet emotional. She also looked stunning in a yellow coat.
Supermodel Gigi Hadid, also signed with IMG Models, took to her Instagram Story to congratulate Gorman on the news. “WERK @AMANDASCGORMAN @IMGMODELS FAAAAAAM ! MAJOR,” she wrote, according to People. Per The Hollywood Reporter, IMG will focus on brand endorsements and editorial opportunities for Gorman, who was also a Glamour College Woman of the Year.
“You don’t have to be a poet, you don’t have to be a politician or be in the White House to make an impact with your words. We all have this capacity to find solutions for the future,” she told us in 2018.
Ivan Bart, the president of IMG Models, told the New York Times about Emhoff’s singing, “It’s not really about shape, size or gender any more. Ella communicates this moment in time. There’s a cheekiness and a joy she exudes.”
“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,” Emhoff told the New York Times.
Congratulations to both Ella Emhoff and Amanda Gorman on this exciting new opportunity. Can’t wait to see what projects (and coats) y’all both have in store.