The Elba household has plenty to celebrate these days. Just last week, Idris Elba was named People’s 2018 Sexiest Man Alive. Now his 16-year-old daughter has snagged an honor herself. Isan Elba has been named the 2019 Golden Globe Ambassador, previously known as Miss Golden Globes.
In addition to handing out the statues at the Golden Globes, the Ambassador also aligns herself with a nonprofit organization and works to raise awareness of a cause of her choosing. Isan chose mental health as her platform.
“I feel honored to hold this title and use this role to not only further educate people on the work of the HFPA, but also shine a light on issues that I care about,” Isan shared during the event. “Mental health, specifically among African Americans and my peers in particular, is something I really want to be more vocal about. There’s this perceived stigma and I’ve seen friends struggle. We need to empower young people to not be afraid to ask for help.”
The 2019 Golden Globes will air LIVE coast to coast on NBC, Sunday January 6. Congrats to Isan Elba and her proud papa.