On September 18, the 2016 Emmy awards took place. American Ninja Warrior was nominated for Best Reality Competition Program. It did not win.
But Ninja Warrior Jessie Graff walked the red carpet. She did some casual kicks. Cameras clicked. The Internet squealed with joy at their new hero.
This #Emmys Photo Of #AmericanNinjaWarrior’s Jessie Graff High-Kicking Is https://t.co/luZaQuxNeq via @frittaker pic.twitter.com/qfYX7qoE2q— BuzzFeedEntmnt (@BuzzFeedEnt) September 19, 2016
This doesn’t even look real.
#ANW didn't get the #EMMY but @JESSIEgraffPWR #NBC & our family of #Ninjas are still winners! #AmericanNinjaWarrior pic.twitter.com/7FqKUE65vC— A Deign & Co (@ADeignCo) September 19, 2016
She’s doing that WEARING HEELS.
this is the best red carpet photo I've ever seen pic.twitter.com/RyS90AfV4N— Aoife (@aoiph) September 18, 2016
Did she... did she just do a back flip to twirl her dress instead of a spin?
#Emmys2016 Red Carpet for #AmericanNinjaWarrior @jessiegraffpwr blowing minds. pic.twitter.com/4sOBz1fAOx— Matt Iseman (@mattiseman) September 19, 2016
Yes. Yes, she did. Even Sporty Spice freaked out. MELANIE C, PEOPLE.
❤️ this woman #fitspo RT @mattiseman: #Emmys2016 Red Carpet for #AmericanNinjaWarrior @jessiegraffpwr blowing minds. pic.twitter.com/shYgsfSMFQ— Melanie C (@MelanieCmusic) September 19, 2016
While she was undeniably commanding a legion of female fans, the guys were in on it too.
Love her! Watched this season of #AmericanNinjaWarrior and cheered her on with my wife and daughters! https://t.co/TPOalY1pzp— #Dad (@Aerocles) September 19, 2016
Okay. I quit. Jessie Graff is everything. #Emmys2016 #JessieGraff #Dreamiest https://t.co/92GoRKR9UA— Andrew Mena (@andrewmena) September 19, 2016
A new standard of red carpet fierceness was born.
@JESSIEgraffPWR Yassssss you betta backflip in Heels on that #RedCarpet ❤️ #Werk #Slay #Fierce #ANW #AmericanNinjaWarrior— Kitana Gemini (@KitanaGemini1) September 19, 2016
Look at Jessie standing there being like, “Standing? SO basic.”
Imagining she’s reaching out to hold our hands because we’re best friends...
Just stop what you’re doing and look at this one more time.
And now, a moment of appreciation for #Supergirl stunt woman & #AmericanNinjaWarrior @JESSIEgraffPWR at the #Emmys. pic.twitter.com/aZf9mumk4O— Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) September 19, 2016
IT IS PERFECT.
Which leads us to only one final thought:
How does #AmericanNinjaWarrior NOT win an Emmy? *SMH*.. Best. Freakin'. Show. Ever.— JudyP (@judydp) September 19, 2016
(Just kidding. Love ya, The Voice team!)