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Rose Bowl queen picked

Pasadena, Calif. -- Evanne Friedmann has been named the 93rd rose queen for the 2011 Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, Calif., organizers announced Tuesday.

The announcement concludes a month-long process that began with more than 1,000 Pasadena-area young women who participated in the Tournament of Roses Royal Court tryouts.

Queen Evanne, 17, was selected from the recently appointed seven-member royal court and will reign over the 2011 New Year's Day festivities, culminating with the 122nd Rose Parade -- themed Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories -- and the 97th Rose Bowl game.