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.
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.)
Evanne Elizabeth Friedmann
Hometown: La Caada Flintridge
School: La Caada High School
Tatyane Anaid Berrios
School: Arcadia High School
Sarah Christine Fredrickson
School: Maranatha High School
Jessica Michelle Montoya
School: Flintridge Preparatory School
Tenaya Miyoko Senzaki
School: Pasadena High School
Kathryn Morris Thomson
School: Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
Michelle Kaye Washington
School: Pasadena City College