Rose Queen Hopefuls Try Out For 2009 Royal Court

Monday was the second day of tryouts for the annual Rose Queen and Royal Court in Pasadena. Tryouts began on Saturday.

More than 1,000 young women are expected to compete, and when the interview process is over, a Rose Queen and six Rose Princesses will be chosen.

Tryouts also drew a few young men this year.

The 2009 Rose Queen and Royal Court will reign over the 120th Rose Parade and 95th Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1, 2009.

Winners will be announced next month.

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