In Hollywood, children often follow in the footsteps of their famous parents, and it seems like that's exactly what Dwayne Johnson's daughter Simone wants to do.
No, she's not beating up opponents in the wrestling ring like her dad did as "The Rock," but she is making a name for herself in the entertainment business. In fact, she was recently chosen for a big honor at this year's Golden Globe awards. All that and she's just 16, it's seriously impressive!
Simone Garcia Johnson is the daughter of Johnson and his ex-wife Dany Garcia, who is also the former pro wrestler's manager. The couple met while Johnson was a football player for the University of Miami.
Johnson and Garcia married in 1997 and had their only child, Simone, in 2001. Although they parted ways just six years later, Johnson says he and Garcia are still close. The Rock is currently dating musician Lauren Hashian, and has a 1-year-old daughter, Jasmine, with her.
Simone has been her father's guest at a number of big awards shows, and that red carpet experience will help with her new job.
Every year, the Golden Globe Awards pick the song or daughter of a celebrity to be the award ceremony's presenter.
Usually the famous offspring is dubbed Mr. or Miss Golden Globe, but this year the title has been changed to the Golden Globe Ambassador to mark the ceremony's 75th anniversary. And Simone has been picked as the first ever Golden Globe Ambassador.
Last year's Miss Golden Globe picks, Sylvester Stallone's daughters, were on hand to pass the baton to Simone at a ceremony announcing the honor. Simone, who is now 16 and beginning a modeling career, seems like the perfect person to represent the show.
“I’ve been lucky enough to grow up in a household with strong role models and feel so honored to represent the H.F.P.A. for its 75th Anniversary,” she said in a statement.
“I hope to serve as a role model to young people everywhere and empower them to speak out on issues they are passionate about.”
Simone also shared the advice that her dad gave her about the job: “Have fun and live in the moment.” And it's safe to say if anyone knows a thing or two about having fun and succeeding in Hollywood, it's The Rock.
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