FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop has become Australia's patron saint for emojis.
On Twitter, the respected and articulate figure in the Coalition's cabinet has long used the tiny cartoon emotions.
In an interview with Buzzfeed, she answered a swag of questions using just emojis on her phone.
Now Ms Bishop has taken it one step further, answering questions about the need for an expensive cooking appliance by pulling a real-life emoji face.
Quizzed on Nine's Today Show on reports Governor-General Peter Cosgrove needed a Thermomix worth thousands, Ms Bishop quipped, "I'm going to answer in emoji" before pulling a a surprised face.
Stefanovic then burst out laughing and said, "That's why you rock Julie Bishop".
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