Growing up, Corinne Foxx would giddily accompany her father, Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx, on the red carpet. “We would get so starstruck and try to get pictures with everyone,” says the 22-year-old Los Angeles native. But when her own moment in the spotlight arrived—as Miss Golden Globe 2016— she played it decidedly cool. “My friends couldn’t believe it,” says Foxx, who was then a senior at USC. “I’d kept it a secret for so long.”
With illustrious alumnae such as Laura Dern and Dakota Johnson, the Miss Golden Globe title is considered a launchpad to stardom. And already, Foxx is well on her way. After graduating from college last spring, she’s devoted herself to acting full time. “There are a few projects in the works I’m excited for people to see,” she says, demurring over specifics. She’s also found success as a model (she recently walked Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 4 runway show and is a face of the new Wet n Wild cosmetics campaign), and does advocacy work in her spare time (a bullying prevention spokesperson, she also harbors dreams of speaking before the U.N. on the importance of education for all women).
A full plate, perhaps, but hardly surprising given her role model. “My dad wakes up every day and is so energized for what he does,” says Foxx. “He inspired me to never settle for a job that doesn’t fuel my soul.”
Written by Lesley McKenzie.
Photography by J.R. Mankoff.
Styling: Alison Edmond.