Partly nervous, partly excited, but totally poised, Pasadena teen Vanessa Manjarrez stood statue still -- only cheeks quivering -- as she was crowned the 2013 Rose Queen for the Tournament of Roses Association.
The 17-year-old Mayfield Senior School student clutched a bouquet of long stem red roses and walked the runway at the Pasadena Convention Center Thursday, as a crowd of hundreds applauded the city's latest ambassador.
"I take pride in the full meaning of being a rose queen. I accept the responsibility and trust it holds,'' she said.
Check back on Patch for more video and a photo gallery of the queen and her court.