The Rock’s daughter Simone Garcia Johnson was named 2018 Golden Globe Ambassador. The 16-year-old was previously “Miss Golden Globe”.

Simone Garcia Johnson, the daughter of Hollywood star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has changed the tiara of Miss Golden Globe for the tole of inaugural Golden Globe Ambassador in 2018.

The announcement took place on Wednesday, November 15, at West Hollywood’s Catch. Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Meher Tatna shared the news before the start of a a Golden Globes kick-off party.

Simone responded by saying she felt honored to have this role to next year’s event, adding that she has been “lucky” to have strong role models in her life and hopes to become one, from now on, for other young people, encouraging them to pursue their passions.

She then took to Instagram to share her thoughts. “Finding words to describe exactly how I feel right now is a bit hard. thank you thank you thank you”, she wrote. “Thank you to the HFPA, my parents, and everyone else who has helped this all come together. I feel so blessed to be a part of this incredible journey and be known as the first Golden Globe Ambassador.

 

“The Rock” didn’t miss the chance to brag about his daughter’s accomplishment himself. “We’re extremely proud and thankful for this moment. Congratulations to our daughter @simonegjohnson on being selected as the very first #GoldenGlobes AMBASSADOR”, wrote on Instagram the 45-year-old.

 

Before Simone Garcia Johnson , other children of Hollywood stars have held the position, previously titled Miss Golden Globe. Among them, there were Sylvester’s Stallone’s three daughters, 21-year-old Sophia, 19-year-old Sistine and 15-year-old Scarlet.

And unlike the previous years, the 2018 Golden Globe Ambassador will expand her role over the months December and January. “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 President Meher Tatna.