With the 119th Tournament of Roses Parade just around the corner and the 31st Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade not too far behind, I feel it is only fitting to make a comparison between their two queens. If I may indulge you:
Rose Parade Queen Dusty Gibbs vs. Doo Dah Queen Naughty Mickie
Mickie: Old enough to know better, but young enough to still get away with it
Mickie: Covina, with a second home and her heart in Pasadena, plus a penchant for her birthplace- Hollyweird
Dusty: Softball and track
Mickie: Riding motorcycles and making handsome men succumb to her charm
Dusty: Picked from more than 1,100 area teens
Mickie: Picked from 17 assorted entries of all ages, ethnicities and assorted orientations (1st runner-up is noted drag queen Erica Valentine).
Dusty: Rose Parade 2008 – Jan. 1
Mickie: Doo Dah Parade 2007/2008 – Jan. 20 … and the day she warbled her first Black Sabbath tune
Dusty: 90th Rose Queen
Mickie: Auditioned as 666
Dusty: 150 official appearances
Mickie: 13 lucky official appearances and counting (every day she goes out is an appearance- believe it!)
Dusty: $100,000 Mikimoto crown
Mickie: Whatever is on sale at Hot Topic or Mix It.
Dusty: Her mother
Mickie: Morticia, Ronnie James Dio and Emily the Strange
Dusty: Physician’s assistant and work with pediatric cancer patients.
Mickie: Rock star and world domination.
Mickie’s motto: Don’t dream it… do it!