The Tournament Of Roses Have Chosen Their 98th Rose Queen

Tournament of the Roses Erika Karen WinterThe Tournament of Roses named Erika Karen Winter the 98th Rose Queen in an official ceremony at the Pasadena Convention Center.  

Presented by Citizens Business Bank, the announcement concludes a month-long process that began with more than 900 Pasadena-area young women who participated in the Royal Court tryouts.  The ceremony was emceed by KTLA Rose Parade® host and television personality, Stephanie Edwards, who will conclude her 35-year run as co-host for the KTLA Rose Parade broadcast with the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Find Your Adventure.”

Rose Queen Erika and the Royal Court will make as many as 100 community and media appearances, culminating with the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda and the 102nd Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual on New Year’s Day.

The Rose Queen and Royal Court were selected based upon a combination of qualities, including public speaking ability, poise, academic achievement and community involvement.

During the coronation ceremony, Matthiessen presented Rose Queen Erika with a Mikimoto crown featuring more than 600 cultured pearls and six carats of diamonds.  Prior to the public event, all members of the Royal Court received a pearl necklace from Mikimoto.

Rose Queen Erika Karen Winter, 17, is a senior at Flintridge Preparatory School and lives in Pasadena. Erika is part of the cheer and dance team, student senate and is a middle school commissioner. 

The Rose Princesses are Bryce Marie Bakewell, 17, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; Natalie Breanne Hernandez-Barber, 17, Alverno High School; Rachelle Chacal Renee Liu, 17, San Marino High School; Donaly Elizabeth Marquez, 17, Blair High School; Regina Marché Pullens, 17, Maranatha High School; and Sarah Sumiko Shaklan, 17, La Cañada High School.

Presenting Sponsor of Coronation – Citizens Business Bank

Royal Court cosmetics provided by Estée Lauder

Flowers provided by Jacob Maarse, preferred florist of the Tournament of Roses

Royal Court official wardrobe for public appearances provided by Macy’s

Rose Queen crown and Royal Court tiaras provided by Mikimoto

Royal Court hairstyling provided by TheSpa Santé

Royal Court gowns provided by Tadashi Shoji

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