Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Daughter Simone Garcia Johnson Named First Golden Globe Ambassador
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson‘s daughter Simone Garcia Johnson, 15, has been named the 2018 Golden Globes Ambassador.
SIMON GARCIA JOHNSON NAMED GOLDEN GLOBE AMBASSADOR
The title was previously known as Miss Golden Globe, and last year’s Miss Golden Globes, Sylvester Stallone‘s daughters, bestowed the honor onto Johnson. “I feel so blessed to be part of it all, especially to be the first Golden Globe ambassador, it’s amazing,” Johnson said. “I’m partnering with this charity called Global Girl Media, it’s an amazing organization that empower young girls through journalism and they give them the tools that they need to have their voice be heard.”
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association made the announcement on Wednesday, and shared the name change as well. “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. “The honoree will now be referred to as the Golden Globe Ambassador and we could not think of a better representative than Simone to carry on this tradition, as her values closely reflect everything the HFPA stands for.”
We’re extremely proud and thankful for this moment. Congratulations to our daughter @simonegjohnson on being selected as the very first #GoldenGlobes AMBASSADOR. Thank you to our friends and colleagues of the #HFPA for recognizing her value and voice. An amazing and cool honor to rep our community and the #Globes75. So much alofa and pride Xo D, @laurenhashianofficial @danygarciaco @daverienzi 👏🏾👏🏾🙏🏾❤️
Johnson is following in the footsteps of past children of Hollywood legends, such as Dakota Johnson, Laura Dern, and Melanie Griffith. Johnson will be tasked with escorting Golden Globes nominees and honorees on and off the stage, as well as handing out the statuettes.
“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,” she said in a statement. “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.”
The Golden Globes air Jan. 7, 2018.