Scientology has been in the news a lot this week, what with rumors that Tom Cruise and Elisabeth Moss are dating.
And of course, every week brings with it the possibility that L. Ron himself will roll up in a spaceship and be all, "Get in, losers. We're going to my private planet before the evil Lord Xenu lays waste to this one."
Such a cool dude.
Anyway, believe it or not, the members of Hollywood's most popular science fiction cult have a reason to be excited that might be even bigger than the possibility of a Hubbard second coming or a Peggy Olsen-Maverick Mitchell offspring.
As you probably know, the Church of Scientology has been declining in popularity in recent years thanks to multiple criminal investigations and revelations from former believers like Leah Remini.
As a result, the current generation of celebrities who were born into the faith have mostly downplayed their CoS involvement,
But that's not the case with John Travolta's daughter Ella Bleu.
Ella is 19, and she's enjoying a moment this week thanks to a pair of publicity moves Ella Bleu Travolta that have some calling her Scientology's new teen ambassador.
And it seems she's eagerly embracing the role.
On Thursday, Ella made her Instagram debut with a video in which she introduces herself to fans:
Interestingly, she's already doubled-down and confirmed that she's not just beginning her life as a public figure -- she's coming out as the world's most prominent teen Scientologist.
Earlier this month, Ella accompanied her father at an event for Dianetics Day -- the biggest holiday on the CoS calendar.
While Travolta has been an out-and-proud Scientologist for years, it's unusual for young people to embrace the label in 2019.
But Ella is bucking the trend -- and it seems to be paying off.
In less than 24 hours, she's amassed a whopping 49 thousand followers, seemingly with no direct promotion from her father, who is not a social media user.
“Most well-known Scientology actors’ kids don’t really do anything public, so this is kind of a big step for Ella,” says Scientology expert Tony Ortega.
“It shows that she considers herself a Scientologist and she’s part of that group.”
Obviously, Scientologists have done quite well in Hollywood.
Which means aspiring actress Ella might have a bright future as the new face of the brand.
And if that doesn't work out, we're sure Cruise will be seeking a docile new wife in a few years.