Royalty in the making: 2011 Rose Queen and Court before-and-after photos


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Though the big reveal was held indoors this morning due to rain, there wasn’t anything damp about spirits when Evanne Elizabeth Friedmann was announced 2011 Rose Queen.
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So what happens when an average Pasadena-area high-schooler or college student is plucked out of obscurity and given a royal title?
Already, the seven chosen young women of the court have begun their official Tournament of Roses training regimen. They’ll be schooled in public speaking, leadership and modeling techniques — from descending down stairs and sitting like a lady, to tying the perfect scarf and waving like a princess. (It’s akin to putting in a lightbulb, Princess Tatyane Anaid Berrios says.)
They’ve also gone to royal beauty school, so to speak, with help from an official Macy’s wardrobe, fresh coiffures and make-up artist tips.
Check out the transformation in the before-and-after photos below, and tell us what you think. (The images on the left were shot on Oct. 11 outside the Tournament House. The images on the right were shot this morning inside the Gold Room at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.)
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Rose Queen
Evanne Elizabeth Friedmann
Age: 17
Hometown: La Caada Flintridge
School: La Caada High School
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Rose Princess
Tatyane Anaid Berrios
Age: 17
Hometown: Arcadia
School: Arcadia High School
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Rose Princess
Sarah Christine Fredrickson
Age: 17
Hometown: Altadena
School: Maranatha High School
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Rose Princess
Jessica Michelle Montoya
Age: 17
Hometown: Pasadena
School: Flintridge Preparatory School
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Rose Princess
Tenaya Miyoko Senzaki
Age: 17
Hometown: Altadena
School: Pasadena High School
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Rose Princess
Kathryn Morris Thomson
Age: 17
Hometown: Pasadena
School: Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
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Rose Princess
Michelle Kaye Washington
Age: 18
Hometown: Pasadena
School: Pasadena City College


For comparison, last year’s before-and-afters are posted here.

We at Rose Magazine are already busy planning for our annual fashion shoot with the Royal Court. You can check out the fashion spread later this year, or on Jan. 1 along the parade route, in our all-about-the-Tournament-of-Roses issue.

(Photos by Walt Mancini / Staff and Getty Images)

One thought on “Royalty in the making: 2011 Rose Queen and Court before-and-after photos

  1. Surprisingly, I’m happy with most of the makeovers. Queen Evanne’s blue eyes stand out more now. Princess Tatyane and Sarah have a bit more color and glow and Princess Michelle looks more sophisticated. Princess Jessica’s eye makeup could have been slightly toned down, the darkness overshadows her colorful lips and glowing cheeks and hair. The makeup on Princess Tenaya and Princess Kathryn looks great and a nice subtle difference but I am disappointed that there wasn’t a difference in their hairstyles. They look pretty much the same as the before picture. Congratulations ladies!

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