Ella Emhoff, daughter of Doug Emhoff and stepdaughter of newly inaugurated Vice President Kamala Harris, caught the eyes of many during Wednesday's ceremony with a quirky Miu Miu coat and John Lennon glasses.
Ella Emhoff, that’s the tweet. https://t.co/CYQ7q2zLNs— Yener Perez (@Yener Perez) 1611158765.0
But Emhoff's biggest contribution to the inauguration might have actually been a hilarious moment caught by the television cameras.
As outgoing Vice President Mike Pence arrived, Emhoff could be seen wiggling her eyebrows at him behind his back.
A unique reaction to Mike Pence's presence by Ella Emhoff @CNN @CNNPolitics https://t.co/VE2WRc6x8W— amanda the good witch (@amanda the good witch) 1611158819.0
Catching Ella Emhoff wiggling her eyebrows when Mike Pence walked out actually just made my day, the kids are all right— girl sweatshirt (@girl sweatshirt) 1611158854.0
With one eyebrow dance, Emhoff endeared herself to seemingly all of social media.
Iconic eyebrow action from Ella Emhoff here when she sees Mike Pence https://t.co/GBPeqndDco— Jono (@Jono) 1611163348.0
Ella Emhoff’s reaction to Pence most amusing inaugural moment. What spell was she casting? I think it was something… https://t.co/csbNb8UYoM— Emily Wagner (@Emily Wagner) 1611164738.0
yeah i have mild crush on ella emhoff what about it???? she wiggled her eyebrows at mike pence at the inauguration… https://t.co/r8sEwxTbMH— bella⁷ (@bella⁷) 1611216151.0
Emhoff was undoubtedly the winner of her unspoken battle with the former Vice President.
ella emhoff push pence off the balcony challenge 2k21— isha patnaik (@isha patnaik) 1611158722.0
A defining moment at the inauguration. @Mike_Pence receives an eye wiggle from Ella Emhoff the step-daughter of… https://t.co/EMOvBnQjT9— Fredric King (@Fredric King) 1611239046.0
Emhoff is a "textiles student specializing in knitwear at Parsons School of Design in New York," though her stepmother, Kamala Harris, has brought her into the spotlight.
She commented on what it's like being part of the media circus, saying:
"When I went to see [my family], it broke that bubble. It's harder to hide. I think for a while New York was a good solace and escape, but now I've embraced [this new life] and I'm trying to let them commingle."
jlo was cool but its ella emhoff's eyebrow for me https://t.co/gSWfhFPemA— samantha duenas (@samantha duenas) 1611163945.0
I have very little interest in celebrity fawning, treating this kind of pomp and circumstance like it's emotionally… https://t.co/fD7xCB9WGX— Maggie Koerth (@Maggie Koerth) 1611161765.0
Can someone please make a gif of Ella Emhoff wiggling her eyebrows because I think it could be used for lots of occ… https://t.co/UrShCNyB5c— bel (@bel) 1611245501.0
For many, Emhoff's eyebrow dance was the high point of the entire ceremony.
I missed Ella Emhoff's eyebrow game yesterday. https://t.co/qs7Ha5zKYA— Frances Langum 🧶 (@Frances Langum 🧶) 1611244397.0
Very important to me that Ella Emhoff and her eyebrows know that I live a couple miles from the Naval Observatory a… https://t.co/LKoBM7BuZm— thinking about trains (@thinking about trains) 1611169205.0
Hopefully the Biden/Harris administration will feature many more appearances from Ella Emhoff and her especially expressive eyebrows.