Dwayne Johnson's Daughter Simone Garcia Johnson Named 2018 Golden Globe Ambassador

The Rock's 16-year-old daughter has been selected for the honor that was formerly called Miss Golden Globe

By Meg Swertlow Nov 16, 2017 3:26 AMTags
Watch: Simone Garcia Johnson Is the 2018 Golden Globes Ambassador

When it comes to the Golden Globes, Hollywood offspring always has a place on the stage.

On Wednesday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced that Simone Garcia Johnson, the 16-year-old daughter of Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia, would serve as the newly re-named Golden Globe Ambassador (formerly Miss/Mr. Golden Globe) for the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards.

"As we look forward to the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association members decided to expand this role to embody the HFPA’s philanthropic efforts year round," said HFPA President Meher Tatna.

"I’ve been lucky enough to grow up in a household with strong role models and feel so honored to represent the HFPA for its 75th Anniversary," said Garcia Johnson. "As the newly minted Golden Globe Ambassador, I hope to serve as a role model to young people everywhere and empower them to speak out on issues they are passionate about."

Last year's Miss Golden Globe had a trio of ladies—Sophia, Sistine and Scarlet Stallone, daughters of Sylvester Stallone

2017 Golden Globes Red Carpet
Courtesy Yoman Yee

The distinction dates back to 1962, when the HFPA decided to profile a daughter or son of one of the industry's most respected talents to serve as Miss or Mr. Golden Globe.

What came next was a yearly tradition that has introduced the world to many second and third generation stars.

Ever since Eva Six and Donna Douglas kicked things off, several of today's most famous faces were given the opportunity to shine in front of millions of viewers.

Melanie Griffith and Laura Dern served as Miss Golden Globes in the '70s and '80s respectively. In the '90s, actors like Joely Fisher and Freddie Prinze Jr. also took on the title.

Rumer WillisFrancesca EastwoodGreer Grammer and Corinne Foxx followed before this year's famous faces were announced. Dakota Johnson was Miss Golden Globe in 2006, years she'd succumbed to Christian Grey's kinky vices onscreen.

In 2016, Sylvester Stallone's daughters made history when they were announced as joint Miss Golden Globes for 2017. 

The 75th Golden Globes will air Sunday, January 7, 2018.