November 16, 2017
Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's 16-year-old daughter Simone
Garcia Johnson has been named the Golden Globe Ambassador for the upcoming 75th
annual Golden Globe Awards.
HFPA president Meher Tatna announced Simone's name on Wednesday, reports aceshowbiz.com.
"As we look forward to the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) members decided to expand this role to embody the HFPA's philanthropic efforts year round," Tatna said.
"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," she added.
Simone said: "I've been lucky enough to grow up in a household with strong role models and feel so honoured to represent the HFPA for its 75th Anniversary. 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 Globe Ambassador replaces the honorary title Miss/Mr. Golden Globe, which was given to the son or daughter of the entertainment industry's most respected talents.
The 2018 Golden Globe Awards will take place on January 7, 2018.