Idris Elba isn’t the only member of his family with something to celebrate. His 16-year-old daughter, Isan Elba has been named the 2019 Golden Globes Ambassador.
HFPS President Meher Tatna made the announcement at The Four Seasons in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
“She’s a big fan of film, fashion, and beauty and is also a member of her school’s business club and in her spare time, you can often find her traveling with her Golden Globe award-winning dad,” he said. “Please help me in welcoming and congratulating the 2019 golden globe ambassador, daughter of Kim and Idris Elba, Isan Elba.”
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The adorable teenager gave a sweet speech and said she was honored by the “surreal” experience.
“I’ve always been a lover TV and movies and I dream to be in the industry one day,” she said. “I’m really honored to have this position and be able to talk about things that, issues that I care about such as mental health, expression among African Americans, and my peers in particular. There’s a perceived stigma and I’ve seen my friends struggle with it.”
Idris Elba wasn’t at the event, but he sent heartfelt congrats to his daughter via a video.
“Not only am I one of your favorite actors, I’m also a proud, proud father of this year’s new Golden Globe Ambassador — my beautiful daughter Isan,” he said. “Hey Issie, I know you’re probably cringing right now.”
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The video message from her dad isn’t the only thing that made Isan cringe this week.
She spoke to PEOPLE about her reaction to her father nabbing the title of “Sexiest Man Alive” and let’s just say she wasn’t as excited as we were.
“It’s definitely a topic around school, so I’m the one being teased about it,” she said. “It’s a joking kind of way, but it gets awkward sometimes.”