Rainey Qualley, the daughter of actress Andie MacDowell, has been named Miss Golden Globe 2012.
“I am honored to be selected as the 2012 Miss Golden Globe. It’s very exciting to be a part of an awards show like the Golden Globes so early on in my career,” Rainey, an actress and musician, said in a statement.
The announcement was made by Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly on Thursday night.
“We are delighted that this year’s Miss Golden Globe is Rainey,” Takla-O’Reilly said in a statement. “She is a talented and beautiful young woman. We’re excited to have her as part of this year’s show.”
Rainey, whose dad is former model Paul Qualley, is the latest in a long line of celebrity offspring who have traditionally been given the post.
Among the many celebrities who have helped out with the awards show on stage as Miss Golden Globe, include Melanie Griffith (and many years later, her own daughter, Dakota Johnson), Laura Dern, Joely Fisher, Clint Eastwood’s daughter Kathryn Eastwood, and Rumer Willis.
Rainey will join Ricky Gervais, who was recently confirmed as the host of the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
The young actress’ first feature film, “Mighty Fine,” with Chazz Palminteri and her mother, is in the works. She is also currently writing songs for her first album.
The Golden Globes air January 15, 2012 on NBC from 8-11 ET and 5-8 PT.