Change has come to Washington—and that includes the official President of the United States Twitter account.
The @POTUS Twitter account has officially moved into new Democratic President Joe Biden's hands. That means the President is now following important people like Vice President Kamala Harris, key White House staffers—and Chrissy Teigen.
The model, cookbook author, TV host and so-called "Queen of Twitter" became the only non-White House person to be followed by the new President late last night.
She could barely contain her excitement.
OH MY GOD !!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/BmBfkPZgEj— chrissy teigen (@chrissy teigen) 1611194706.0
The news of Teigen's newest fan came just after the conclusion of the new President's Inauguration Day festivities, at which her husband John Legend performed.
Teigen—who was a frequent and often hilarious critic of former Republican President Donald Trump and his supporters—had been blocked by Trump for years, as she revealed in a funny tweet directed at Joe Biden on Inauguration Day.
hello @joebiden I have been blocked by the president for four years can I get a follow plz— chrissy teigen (@chrissy teigen) 1611149959.0
And, it seems Biden heard her plea.
According to Gabe Fleischer—a Georgetown University student who runs a popular political newsletter—as of late last night the President's account followed 11 other Twitter accounts: 10 White House staffers or aides and Teigen.
But it wasn't just the follow itself that had Teigen over the moon. It was also the fact we can expect this President to use Twitter for useful things like informing the public, rather than spreading misinformation and amplifying domestic terrorists like Trump did before he was permanently banned from the platform for inciting the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol.
Or, as Teigen put it:
my heart oh my god lmao I can finally see the president’s tweets and they probably won’t be unhinged— chrissy teigen (@chrissy teigen) 1611194943.0
Teigen was so effusively delighted by the President's follow she became embarrassed by her own elation and, of course, tweeted about that too.
I should prob never tweet again— chrissy teigen (@chrissy teigen) 1611195238.0
But her fellow tweeters felt exactly the opposite.
Everyone lovedthis new friendship between the Queen of Twitter and the new leader of the free world.
@chrissyteigen How it started: How it’s going: https://t.co/1d3bxku8zK— 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗮 (@𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗮) 1611195392.0
@chrissyteigen Legit.— devon sawa (@devon sawa) 1611194950.0
@c_brown9118 @chrissyteigen It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, Chrissy! Congratulations!— myredshoestories (@myredshoestories) 1611196711.0
@chrissyteigen WELCOME BACK, BABY 😂😂😂— One Fresh Pillow (@One Fresh Pillow) 1611200225.0
@chrissyteigen This is so pure, I love it.— AltHomelandSecurity🇺🇸 (@AltHomelandSecurity🇺🇸) 1611195942.0
@chrissyteigen I declare today the first real day of 2021 and say this is an excellent omen of things to come. 😁— Jennifer (@Jennifer) 1611194762.0
@chrissyteigen Please use your new powers for good. 😂— Duncan Jones (@Duncan Jones) 1611200639.0
@chrissyteigen Ooooo them trumpers are about to be PRESSED https://t.co/iXI6kWCpJY— Alkebulan 👑 (@Alkebulan 👑) 1611194820.0
@chrissyteigen !!!!!!!!! https://t.co/6y9jw1VC3E— Gillian Pensavalle (@Gillian Pensavalle) 1611194754.0
@chrissyteigen From a block for “lol no one likes you” to this... https://t.co/6zG7cj5eDi— Jessica ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@Jessica ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) 1611194832.0
Teigen was an outspoken supporter of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris throughout the 2020 campaign. She joined Legend at the campaign's drive-in rally in Philadelphia, after which she vowed to never shower off her "Kamala hug."