Jacinda Ardern is a rising star in global politics. “Jacindamania” is real.
The 37-year-old is about to become the youngest prime minister in modern New Zealand history. Her ascent to the head of the Labour party is already the stuff of legends. She’s a dynamic young leader who is the face of a new generation of New Zealanders. She campaigned on issues like ending child poverty, promoting sustainable environmental management, and increasing housing affordability. She maintains active social media accounts (with a ton of selfies) and truly connects with constituents across the spectrum.
Oh, and also she’s an amateur DJ.
Not like, “Oh yeah, I DJed a bit in college before I had a job and real responsibilities.” More like, she’s DJed as recently as 2014… as a sitting member of New Zealand’s parliament.
This is real:
This is legitimately from her Instagram account:
The Spinoff took the time to try and track all of Ardern’s DJing appearances and even built a playlist of documented tracks that she seems to favor:
This whole thing seems to draw from a legitimate love of music. In fact, if you take a look at some other pictures from her Instagram, there are a bunch of concert pics sprinkled in there. If Jukely was in New Zealand, it’s pretty much guaranteed she’d be a member.
Since she became Labour leader and since she’s soon to become prime minister, her Instagram has gotten a bit more “politician-y” and has fewer goofy selfies and concert pics and more public appearances and speeches. But we all know there’s the heart of a true music lover there.
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