Each year the offspring of a Hollywood celebrity is chosen to reign as Miss Golden Globe, a highly coveted position for which the lucky recipient will be responsible for looking impossibly glamorous while escorting the often stunned and disoriented winner offstage. Greer Grammer, the 22 year old daughter of veteran TV actor Kelsey Grammer (five-time Emmy award and three-time Golden Globe winner) did the honours this year.
Following in her father’s illustrious footsteps, Greer is a regular on TV, appearing in Melissa & Joey and has also starred on the big screen in such movies as An Evergreen Christmas, and Life Partners. A former beauty queen, she entered her first pageant in 2008 and won the title of Miss Teen Malibu. She went on to compete in Miss California Teen where she ranked in the top ten, and followed in 2011 holding the title of Miss Regional California.
Some other actresses who have held the title include Rumer Willis in 2009 (daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis), Francesca Eastwood in 2012 (daughter of Clint Eastwood and Frances Fisher), and Dakota Johnson in 2006 (Melanie Griffiths and Don Johnson), who stars in the highly anticipated erotic thriller, 50 Shades of Grey.
What does being Miss Golden Globe mean to you?
It means a lot. It’s a huge honour and it’s a tradition that’s been going on since the 60s so it’s kind of amazing to be able to be part of this huge list of people who have gone on to have amazing careers. It’s a really cool thing to be a part of.
Can you talk about the process of getting ready and how you came to choose your dress?
It was a whole long process. You go through dress after dress and you see what you like and you see what you don’t like. It’s been fun. You get to test out different makeup and different looks. I’ve been working with L’Oreal Paris for the Golden Globes. It’s been really fun.
Be honest. Is it stressful or fun?
(laughs) It’s definitely more fun than it is stressful. I feel like a princess. I get to try on beautiful gowns and I get to have people do my makeup, and it’s been pretty fun. It’s pretty easy and I love dressing up. I have been dressing up since I was a little kid.
Did your dad weigh in on your final decision about what you’re wearing?
No. I have a stylist, Kelly Johnson, so she got to weigh in on how I look. I wanted to surprise my dad on the carpet.
Do you think your background and experience in beauty pageants helped?
Yeah absolutely. My experience with pageants has definitely helped. First off, it gave me good interview skills. Well, I am hoping that I’m coming off that way. (laughs) And I have walked in heels for hours and hours and hours before and I have been on the stage in five inch heels and so I think my feet are already prepared for it.
In which way will the Golden Globes opportunity help you in your career?
I hope it will help with more opportunities for my career. How do I word this? Yeah, I am hoping to be able to meet a lot more people who can help me in career, (laughs) and I don’t know if I am saying that right, but yeah, I think it will definitely get my name out more, and be able to kind of show the world who I am and what I want to do and who I want to be in Hollywood.
Are you very active on social media?
Yes, very active on social media. I’m @greer_grammer. That’s for both Twitter and Instagram.
What were you most nervous about in regard to your Miss Golden Globe duties?
I was terrified about tripping and falling. The way that I look at it is, Miss Golden Globe is a job within itself, but when it comes to the actual ceremony, my job was to escort everybody on and off and to bring the awards in. So I feel like you have one job, and it’s to walk, so you’d better not trip and fall.
What was your first role?
It was on an episode of I-Carly. I did just a one episode thing when I was seventeen and it was super fun and really cool. I played an exercise junkie; it was fun. (laughs)
You didn’t have a backup plan?
No. I have saying since I was thirteen that if this acting thing doesn’t work out, I am really in a tough situation because it’s the only thing that I have ever known how to do, and it’s the only thing that I have ever pursued.