Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Announces 2023 Royal Court Presented by Citizens Business Bank Announcement & Coronation of the 104th Rose Queen & presentation of the 2023 Royal Court Tuesday, October 25, 2022
2023 Royal Court: left to right: Salia Baligh, Sahanna Rajinikanthan, Bella Ballard,
Zoë Denoncourt, Michelle Cortez-Peralta, Uma Wittenberg and Adrian Crick
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® is proud to announce the seven members of the 2023 Royal Court presented by Citizens Business Bank. The 28 finalists were joined by friends, family and Tournament of Roses Members to announce the seven members of the Royal Court. The time-honored tradition brings nearly 200 people together to celebrate this iconic event, complete with the Pasadena City College Lancer Band.
Members of the 2023 Royal Court will serve as ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses, the Pasadena community and the greater Los Angeles area, and will each receive a $7,500 educational scholarship. The selected young ladies exemplify character, service and leadership modeled through their commitment to family, school and community.
Applicants from 30 Pasadena area schools participated in the interview process, and volunteer members of the Tournament of Roses’ Queen and Court Committee selected the Royal Court based on several criteria, including public speaking ability, academic achievement, youth leadership, and community and school involvement.
The Announcement and Coronation of the 104th Rose Queen® and presentation of the 2023 Royal Court presented by Citizens Business Bank will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, on the front lawn of Tournament House.
The Rose Queen® and Royal Court are iconic traditions, steeped in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses’ history and continue as a treasured legacy. Royal Court members experience countless benefits; becoming part of an organization dedicated to hands-on volunteerism, discovering opportunities to connect with and give back to the local community, developing public speaking skills and growing self-confidence. The 2023 Royal Court will ride down Colorado Blvd. on the Royal Court float in the 134th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and attend the 109th Rose Bowl Game®, both on Monday, January 2, 2023.