Olivia Rodrigo and US President Joe Biden. Image via Twitter @POTUS

Powerful platform: Olivia Rodrigo walks the White House talk in 6-inch heels

The young pop sensation recorded a video at the White House to urge the American youth to get their COVID-19 vaccination.


Olivia Rodrigo and US President Joe Biden. Image via Twitter @POTUS

Drivers License pop star Olivia Rodrigo paid a visit to the White House in her 6-inch Giuseppi Zanotti white platform heels on 14 July to encourage the youth to get their COVID-19 vaccine jab.

The former Disney star and recording artist received a grand tour of the White House, where she visited the west wing. She recorded a video posted to the US President Joe Biden’s Instagram page.

The videos were posted across Rodrigo’s social media pages as well as the White House’s accounts.

“I am beyond honoured and humbled to be here today to help spread the message about the importance of youth vaccination,” she said in a press conferance covered by Variety


The singer’s influence is undeniable, she has around 28 million followers across all her social media accounts. The 18-year-old’s visit to the White House was first announced on Instagram.

Rodrigo released her debut album, Sour, in May and her songs are still dominating the charts, with hits like Good 4 U at number two and Deja Vu sitting 10th on the Billboard Hot 100. Her song Driver’s License topped the Hot 100 for eight weeks.

“It’s important to have conversations with friends and family members, encouraging all communities to get vaccinated and actually get to a vaccination site, which you can do more easily than ever before given how many sites we have and how easy it is to find them at,” she added during her press conference.

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Prior to the visit, Joe Biden’s account built the hype by posting a photo of his younger self with the caption:

“I know this young person would’ve gotten vaccinated, but we’ve got to get other young people protected as well. Who’s willing to help?

According to CNN, Biden has recently announced his administration would be stepping up efforts to get vaccines to pediatricians and other providers who serve younger people so that adolescents ages 12 to 18 can get vaccinated as they go for check ups ahead of returning to school and starting of sports in Autumn.