Francesca Eastwood, daughter of Hollywood’s Clint Eastwood and Frances Fisher, will serve as Miss Golden Globe at the 70th Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) said Thursday.
Mr/Miss Golden Globe is a title awarded annually to the son or daughter of a Hollywood star. Francesca, a student at the University of Southern California, succeeds Melanie Griffith, Rumer Willis and Gia Mantegna in the long tradition of helping to hand out the HFPA’s Golden Globes for outstanding work in television and film.
She is the second Eastwood to become a Miss Golden Globe — her half-sister Kathryn Eastwood held the title in 2005. Francesca says she’s up for the challenge:
“I am honored to have been chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press to be Miss Golden Globe of 2013. I have watched the Golden Globes ceremonies since I was a little girl and it means so much to me to be a part of one of Hollywood’s most illustrious events.”
Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly, the HFPA president, congratulated the teen in a statement:
“Francesca comes from a very talented family and we are delighted to have her be our Miss Golden Globe. She is a budding actress and is a great addition as we celebrate the show’s 70th anniversary.”
Francesca, 19, currently stars in the E! reality show Mrs. Eastwood and Company — appearing alongside her stepmother Dina and her younger half-sister Morgan.
The 70th Golden Globe Awards will be broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Sunday, Jan. 13, at 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT on NBC.