Corinne Foxx, the 21-year-old daughter of veteran actor and R&B singer Jamie Foxx, performed her duties gracefully as this year’s Miss Golden Globe.
Jamie, 48, presented his daughter to the A-list crowd with some touching words as she stepped onstage during the annual awards show in Hollywood, California.
“This young lady is absolutely the love of my life. This young lady is absolutely my heart. She is Miss Golden Globe. This young lady’s name is Miss Corinne Foxx,” Foxx told the audience.
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The Django Unchained actor shared that Corinne has not asked him for money, nor has she been in trouble. He said that his daughter deserves this moment.
Late in 2015, Corinne received what she thought was a random email which indicated that she was chosen as Miss Golden Globe for 2016.
“I was screaming and jumping up and down for two hours when I got it,” she said as she remembered the moment.
Her dad Jamie – whose real name is Eric Bishop – was just as clueless as she was and was also surprised when the confirmation arrived.
Jamie Foxx Gushes About Daughter Corinne Foxx on the Golden Globes Red Carpet
The Miss or Mister Golden Globe is chosen by the HFPA each year, and includes sons or daughters of the industry’s top actors and actresses, directors, and producers. These awardees are often seen as forthcoming stars who will soon make it big in Hollywood.
Corinne Foxx, who adopted her father’s stage surname, is on her senior year at the University of Southern California, taking her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations. After she graduates and receives her diploma in May, she plans to pursue acting as well.
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In addition, Corinne Foxx has also started modeling and has signed up with L.A. Models.
Along with Corinne Foxx, previous recipients of the Miss Golden Globe honor include Dakota Johnson, Rumer Willis, Laura Dern, and Lorraine Nicholson.