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August 11th, 2014 by Temple City Tribune
97th Rose Queen® to be announced and crowned on October 23
Applications for the 2014-2015 Tournament of Roses Royal Court are now available online at the Tournament’s website. Young women from the Pasadena area who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply and participate in one of the initial tryout sessions on September 13 or 15.
To be eligible, an individual must be an unmarried female resident of the Pasadena Area Community College District; be a senior in high school or enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited school or college in the Pasadena Area Community College District; possess at least a 2.0 (“C”) cumulative, non-weighted grade point average; be at least 17 years of age by December 31, 2014, and not more than 21 years of age before January 5, 2015, with no children; and complete an official application and participate in one of the initial interview sessions.
In recent years, as many as 1,000 young women have participated in this Pasadena tradition, hoping to become an official ambassador for the Tournament of Roses and the city of Pasadena. All tryout participants receive two tickets to the Royal Ball, a semi-formal dance hosted by the Tournament of Roses at the Pasadena Convention Center on September 26.
The application and additional information can be found at: http://bit.ly/1suCDib
After the initial interview process, approximately 250 individuals will be invited back to round two. From that group, about 75 young women will be asked to participate in the third round of interviews. On October 2, about 25 of the candidates will be announced as finalists, and then the seven-member Royal Court will be announced on October 6. For the second consecutive year, the announcement and coronation of the Rose Queen will take place together on the evening of October 23. KTLA’s Rose Parade host and television personality, Stephanie Edwards, will emcee the event.
The Announcement and Coronation of the 97th Rose Queen and Presentation of the Royal Court on October 23 is sponsored by Citizens Business Bank. The members of the Royal Court receive wardrobe and accessories for their busy schedule of media events and community appearances from Macy’s, cosmetics and consultation from Estée Lauder, formal gowns from Tadashi, hair styling from Amadeus Salon and Spa and crowns and tiaras courtesy of Mikimoto.
The grand finale for the Royal Court will be riding a float in the 126th Rose Parade and attending the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl New Year’s Day.