It's certainly been a meteoric rise to power for the new Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern.
After nine years of relative anonymity, learning her craft in Parliament's corridors of power, her inspired elevation to the Labour leadership on September 1 tipped NZ politics on its head in a way never seen before.
This afternoon, she is hand-picking much of her Cabinet and next week will be sworn in as New Zealand's youngest female prime minister.
Emotive public speaking has been a big part of her success in the past eight weeks, and last night's victory speech, after being anointed by Winston Peters, was a far cry from Ms Ardern's first television appearance on 1 NEWS, as a 6th form college kid talking about bacteria, at Morrinsville College in 1997.
Other Jacinda Ardern video from last night: