The Pasadena Tournament of Roses announced its 95th Rose Queen, who will reign over the 2013 Rose Parade.
Rose Princess Vanessa Natalie Manjarrez, 17, was named the event's queen at a Tuesday ceremony.
She is a Pasadena resident who attends Mayfield Senior School, where she is on the Diversity Committee and Advising Council, according to the Tournament of Roses.
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Vanessa’s parents are Maria Sarry and Armando Manjarrez.
She's one of seven members of the Tournament of Roses' Royal Court, which also includes:
- Kathryne Alice Benuska, 17, of Altadena, who attends Maranatha High School
- Tracy Italia Cresta, 17, of Pasadena, who attends La Salle High School
- Victoria Sophia McGregor, 17, of Pasadena, who attends Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
- Nicole Cherie Nelam, 17, of Pasadena, who attends Pasadena High
- Sonia Marie Shenoi, 17, of San Marino, who attends San Marino High School
- Madison Michelle Barili Teodo, 17, of La Canada, who attends La Canada High School.
Some 900 Pasadena-area young women auditioned to join the court. The group was narrowed to 33, then the final seven were anounced earlier this month.