These are big names coming together for a historic event from different walks of life, bringing together sports, music, literature and acting.
19-year-old singer-songwriter Billie Eilish is a California native who is a seven-time Grammy award winning artist.
Born in Los Angeles, Eilish has been nominated for the Grammy Awards 10 times in the past.
The artist’s track record so far speaks for their young career — Five tracks in top 10 out of the 30 songs that ranked on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, including the no. 1 hits Bad Guy and Therefore I Am.
Next up is 23-year-old Tennis sensation, Naomi Osaka, who sent shockwaves across the sporting world with her dominant win over Serena Williams in the 2018 US Open final.
Osaka currently ranks at no. 3 internationally and has four major titles under her belt including two Australian Open majors and two US Open majors.
Osaka had recently been in the news after she pulled out of three tournaments this year due to reasons implied to be related to mental health.
Next in line is Timothée Chalamet, a 25-year-old actor who has been part of numerous films and has been nominated for an Academy Award.
Chalamet has featured in widely well-received films like Call Me By Your Name, Little Women, Lady Bird and Beautiful Boy.
The actor is also a perfect host for the Met Gala because of his bold fashion choices which include his recent look at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival where he was spotted wearing a bright coloured metallic suit at the red carpet.
And finally, Amanda Gorman. A 23-year-old poet who shot to fame after reading one of her poems at Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony in January after being elected the current US President.
Gorman recited The Hill We Climb from her collection which made her the youngest poet to have served in that role.
Earlier this year, Gorman also became the first poet commissioned to pen a poem to read at the Super Bowl.