Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Model Simone Garcia Johnson has been selected to serve as Golden Globe Ambassador for the 75th edition of the Golden Globe Awards.
The daughter of film star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and producer Dany Garcia will help escort celebrities on- and off-stage throughout the prize presentation.
"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," HFPA President Meher Tatna said Wednesday. "The honoree will now be referred to as the Golden Globe Ambassador [instead of Miss Golden Globe] 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."
"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," added 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."
The Golden Globe Awards ceremony honoring excellence in film and television is to take place Jan. 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The gala is scheduled to air on NBC.