Presenting the Royal Court
FLOAT BUILDER: Fiesta Parade Floats
Updated on: 11/16/2012 10:13:46 AM
FLOAT DESCRIPTION: Height: 16 Feet, Width: 18 Feet, Length: 35 Feet
The 2013 Tournament of Roses Rose Queen and Royal Court are magnificently presented beneath a decorative floating bejeweled crown canopy sitting amid an elegant tailored rose garden lined in boxwood hedges and delicate ferns. This captivating floral masterpiece showcases the elegance of the Rose Queen and her six Princesses. Flanking the length of the float is opulently carved urns featuring magnificent rose and floral arrangements. Oversized sculptured roses frame the front of the float.
FLOWERING: The elaborately sculptured crown is artistically decorated in crisp white sweet rice with pearls of lunaria and accents of white beans. Cerise Showtime and red Freedom roses, augmented with green bells of Ireland and green hydrangeas, create the floral masterpieces cascading over marbleized sculptured urns decorated in white sweet rice and ecru cornhusk. Walls of crushed coconut chips and elegant sculptured roses created with macaroon coconut accented in pink statice complete this magnificent Queen’s float. Formal gardens of boxwood hedges and delicate Maiden Hair ferns line the 5,000 red Freedom roses and hot pink gerberas completing the side gardens.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: As official ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses, they will participate in more than 150 community and media functions leading up to the 124th Rose Parade and the 99th Rose Bowl Game.
Macy’s is the Official Wardrobe Sponsor for the Rose Queen and her Court.
The Royal Court Members:
Rose Queen Vanessa Natalie Manjarrez, 17 Mayfield Senior School
Princess Kate Alice Benuska, 17, Maranatha High School
Princess Tracy Italia Cresta, 17, La Salle High School
Princess Victoria Sophia McGregor, 17, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
Princess Nicole Cherie Nelam, 17, Pasadena High School
Princess Sonia Marie Shenoi, 17, San Marino High School
Princess Madison Michelle Barili Teodo, 17, La Canada High School
The Rose Queen and her six Rose Princesses were selected based upon a combination of qualities, including public speaking ability, poise, academic achievement and community involvement. As official ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses, they will participate in more than 150 community and media functions leading up to the 123rd Rose Parade and the 98th Rose Bowl Game. Their selection concluded a month-long process that began in September with more than 900 Pasadena-area young women who initially participated in the Tournament of Roses Royal Court tryouts.
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