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Francesca Eastwood Named Miss Golden Globe 2013

By Dexter Keyton, EnStars
on Nov 30, 2012 05:24 PM EST
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  • E! cable channel reality series "Mrs. Eastwood and Company" cast member Francesca Eastwood, daughter of director Clint Eastwood, answers a question during a panel discussion at the NBC Universal Summer Press Day 2012 in Pasadena, California April 18, 2012. (Photo : Reuters)

Francesca Eastwood has been named Miss Golden Globe 2013.

The news of the young actress' title was announced on Thursday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

According to CBS, Eastwood released a statement saying: "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."

The 19-year-old is the daughter of legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood and actress Frances Fisher.

The ceremonial title is usually given to the child of a famous celebrity. Part of her duties as Miss Golden Globe is to help distribute the awards when the ceremony takes place at the beginning of next year.

"Francesca comes from a very talented family and we are delighted to have her be our Miss Golden Globe," said HFPA President Dr. Aida Takla-O'Reilly. "She is a budding actress and is a great addition as we celebrate the show's 70th anniversary!"

Francesca, a student at the University of Southern California, was a part of the first season of the reality show "Mrs. Eastwood and Company" which aired on E! and featured her famous family's daily life.

Francesca isn't the only Eastwood to claim the title Miss Golden Glove. Her half-sister Kathryn Eastwood previously held the honor for the 2005 award ceremony.

Other previous honorees have included Freddie Prinze Jr. (1996), Laura Dern (1982), Joely Fisher (1992). Melanie Griffith (1975) and her daughter Dakota Johnson (1996).

Last year's Miss Golden Globe was Andie McDowell's daughter, Rainey Qualley, held the title for 2012.

The 70th annual Golden Globes will be broadcast live on NBC on Jan. 13. and will feature the dual hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

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