There may be seven princesses, but there can only be one queen.
The 94th Rose Queen is scheduled to be announced at a ceremony in Pasadena later today, capping a period of tense anticipation for seven young women since they were named to the Royal Court last week.
The Rose Queen will be the lead figure head for the Tournament of Roses Assn., an emissary who, with her Royal Court, will be sent to more than 100 appearances on behalf of the organization.
She will also be featured in the 123rd Rose Parade on Jan. 2, with millions of people watching on live television.
Judges will decide among the seven princesses -- Sarah Zuno, Hanan Worku, Morgan Devaud, Kimberly Ostiller, Drew Washington, Cynthia Louie and Stephanie Hynes -- whose resumes are chalk full of charity work, sports and school leadership roles, high grades and wide range of extracurricular interests.
-- Jason Wells, Times Community News
Photo: The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Royal Court finalists pose for a photo in front of the Tournament House in Pasadena on Thursday, October 6, 2011. Credit: Raul Roa, Times Community News