Idris Elba's Daughter Isan Named Golden Globe Ambassador 2019!

Lawrence Kim
November 15, 2018

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Wednesday the 16-year-old daughter of actor Idris Elba - PEOPLE's reigning Sexiest Man Alive - has been selected as this year's Golden Globe Ambassador, joining a long list of celebrity children who've traditionally assisted with the presentation of statuettes during the annual awards telecast. "Mental health, specifically among African Americans and my peers in particular, is something I really want to be more vocal about".

British doll manufacturer Emperis designed the £850 figurine in response to the actor earning this year's People Magazine "Sexiest Man Alive" title but it looks nothing like him.

When asked about her reaction, she told the publication: 'Actually, I was on Instagram. "This is not very fun". People said, "Oh, we're announcing the Sexiest Man Alive", and I was like, "Oh yes, can't wait"'.

'I wake up in the morning and it's my dad, ' she continued. And I said, "No, I don't think so". "But then Mom explained it all to me". That. That thing. Uh, okay, cool.

The Idris Elba doll is now on sale for £850, a price we'd never pay even if it did actually look like the star himself.

Sylvester Stallone's daughters, Sophia, Sistine and Scarlet, carried out the honour in 2016, as well as Dakota Johnson, and her mother Melanie Griffith, whose mum is "The Birds" actress Tippi Hedren.

The honorary role was previously referred to as Miss or Mister Golden Globe, but was changed previous year to Golden Globe Ambassador to be a "more inclusive role".

The 2019 Golden Globe nominations will be announced on December 6, followed one month later by NBC's live broadcast of the ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

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