Ta ta, Miss and Mr. Golden Globe — this Hollywood award now has a brand-new name. Today, Simone Garcia Johnson, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's 16-year-old daughter, was named the first-ever Golden Globe Ambassador. Like other Golden Globe Ambassadors that have come before her, Johnson will hand out trophies and aid behind the scenes during the event. She'll also be the first to fulfill the Ambassador role's new philanthropic responsibilities.
"'Miss Golden Globe' sounds a little bit dated now so we wanted our honoree to pick a charity and work with the charity, be around and more involved rather than just have the party and then hand out trophies. I think those days are gone now," President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Meher Tatna explained in THR.
The first step to becoming a Golden Globe Ambassador? Have one — preferably two — famous parents, a requirement which was introduced in 1971. Consequently, the Golden Globe Ambassador distinction is considered coming-out party for next-gen Hollywood. Keep your eyes on Simone.
Here are a few now-recognizable celebrities who got their start in the role.
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