The Pasadena Tournament of Roses named Evanne Elizabeth Friedmann as the 93rd Rose Queen on October 19, 2010. This announcement concludes a month-long process that began with more than 1,000 Pasadena-area young women who participated in tryouts. Queen Evanne was selected from the recently appointed seven-member Royal Court. The Rose Queen and Royal Court reigns over the 2011 New Year's Day festivities, including the Rose Parade and the 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.
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 involved with ComedySportz improv group 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.
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.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun