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Your new Miss Golden Globe: Andie MacDowell’s daughter

Rainey Qualley is the new Miss Golden Globe. The 21-year-old is the 2012 honoree celebu-kid chosen to help hand out statuettes at next month’s Golden Globe Awards ceremony, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Thursday. Qualley is the daughter of actress Andie MacDowell and former model Paul Qualley.

Isn’t she lovely? Say hello to Rainey Qualley, Miss Golden Globe 2012.

The 21-year-old daughter of acclaimed actress Andie MacDowell and former model Paul Qualley has been selected to present awards to winners at the upcoming Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles next month.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) made the appointment at their year-end formal dinner on Thursday night.

Miss Golden Globe (also Mr. Golden Globe) is an annual title awarded by the Association. The honoree, traditionally the daughter (or son) of a celebrity, assists the HFPA in all aspects of pulling together their famous prize-giving.

“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,” an ecstatic Rainey said in statement.

“We are delighted that this year’s Miss Golden Globe is Rainey,” HFPA president Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly chimed in.

“She is a talented and beautiful young woman. We’re excited to have her as part of this year’s show.”

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Here’s a fun fact about the new Miss Golden Globe: She’s an aspiring musician and actress.

Rainey’s first feature film, Mighty Fine, featuring mom Andie and Chazz Palminteri, is set to open in theaters sometime next year.

She’s also currently writing songs for her first album.

Qualley is the latest in a long line of celebrity offspring given the prestigious post. Other stars who have been named Miss Golden Globe include Melanie Griffith, her daughter Dakota Johnson, Laura Dern, Joely Fisher, Mavis Spencer (the daughter of actress Alfre Woodard), Clint Eastwood’s daughter Kathryn Eastwood and Rumer Willis.

The 2012 Golden Globes, honoring the best in film and television over the past year, will air Jan. 15 on NBC.

Envelope-pushing British comedian Ricky Gervais is once again set to present the awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

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