PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pasadena Tournament of Roses named Evanne Elizabeth Friedmann as the 93rd Rose Queen today. This announcement concludes a month-long process that began with more than 1,000 Pasadena-area young women who participated in the Tournament of Roses Royal Court tryouts. Queen Evanne was selected from the recently appointed seven-member Royal Court. The Rose Queen and Royal Court will reign over the 2011 New Year's Day festivities, culminating with the 122nd Rose Parade®, themed Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories, and the 97th Rose Bowl Game®.
Queen Evanne and the six Rose Princesses were selected based upon a combination of qualities, including public speaking ability, poise, academic achievement and community involvement.
"2011 Rose Queen Evanne Friedman and our six princesses are perfect ambassadors for the Tournament of Roses, and the city of Pasadena. They are talented, graceful and stellar examples of young role models, said Tournament of Roses President Jeff Throop. "We are delighted to have Queen Evanne not only lead our court but reign over the 122nd Rose Parade and 97th Rose Bowl Game."
Rose Queen Evanne Elizabeth Friedmann, 17, attends La Canada High School and resides in La Canada Flintridge. She is a member of National Charity League, the National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, an AP scholar and has been in the Girl Scouts for 13 years. Evanne is active in the concert choir at her school and serves as the senior class videographer. She was a model between the ages of 8 and 12, which sparked a passion for film and performance. She was recently part of an improv group called, Comedy Sportz and sees herself as a director or editor for films and media in the future. In her free time she enjoys making videos for both fun and school and likes to play classic games such as Solitaire, chess and Scrabble. Her parents are Kurt and Gayle Friedmann and she has two older sisters, Haley, 21, and Lynn, 19.
As an official ambassador of the Tournament of Roses, Queen Evanne will participate in approximately 150 community and media functions along with Princess's Tatyane Anaid Berrios, 17, Arcadia High School; Sarah Christine Fredrickson, 17, Maranatha High School; Jessica Michelle Montoya, 17, Flintridge Preparatory School; Tenaya Miyoko Senzaki, 17, Pasadena High School; Kathryn Morris Thomson, 17, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; Michelle Kaye Washington, 18, Pasadena City College.
Queen Evanne will officially receive her crown from Tournament of Roses President Jeff Throop at the Coronation Ceremony on October 28 at the Pasadena Convention Center.
About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, Rose Bowl Game® and various associated events. The 122nd Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories, will take place Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at 8 a.m. (PST) featuring majestic floral floats, high-stepping equestrian units and spirited marching bands. Following the parade, the 97th Rose Bowl Game will kick off at 2:10 p.m. and feature an exciting match-up between two of the top collegiate football teams in the nation. For additional information on the Tournament of Roses please visit the official website at www.tournamentofroses.com.
OF ROSES ASSOCIATION
Caryn Eaves or Vanessa Flores
HILL & KNOWLTON, INC.
David Gordon or Carolyn Hamamchian
(949) 223-2314 or (949) 223-2301
SOURCE Pasadena Tournament of Roses