He may have been named People’s newest “Sexiest Man Alive” just a few months ago, but actor Idris Elba’s greatest title is “dad.”
The 46-year-old actor is a dad of two, a daughter named Isan Elba and a son named Winston Elba.
A sweet moment as actor Idris Elba introduces this year's annual "Miss Golden Globes," his daughter, Isan. pic.twitter.com/gaXBP9AkJb
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Every year, the Golden Globes selects an ambassador who will hold the title of “Miss Golden Globe.”
As People reports, Miss Golden Globe is chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and this year, Idris’s daughter, Isan, was awarded that title for the 2019 Golden Globe Awards.
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The newest ambassador said of the honor:
“I’ve always been a lover of TV and movies and I dream to be in the industry one day. 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.
We really need to empower younger people to ask for help. Thank you so much for this incredible honor and I will see everyone at the event of the year on January 6. Thank you.”
However, the most adorable moment was when Isan’s dad took the Golden Globe stage to introduce his daughter to the world.
Watch the moment below:
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While Idris acted like a doting dad on stage, the 17-year-old wore a large smile as her father introduced her to the crowd.
Idris admitted that he was almost welling up with tears in his eyes as he proudly stood next to his daughter:
“I’m here to introduce this year’s Golden Globes ambassador, my baby girl, Isan Elba.”
In an earlier interview, Idris revealed the advice he gave his baby girl before taking the stage:
“I told her to keep her back straight; elegance is presence. Smile and nod politely, even if you can’t understand what anyone’s saying. If you feel like you’re going to pass out, don’t … I’m just like really proud. I can’t help but be a dad.”
You can watch the father-daughter pair interact on the red carpet with Ryan Seacrest below:
Idris Elba gave some details about his upcoming Coachella performance. pic.twitter.com/8gUEBef295
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