Tournament of Roses Queen and Court




Tournament of Roses Queen

PASADENA, Calif. — Dusty Gibbs was recently named 90th Rose Queen® for the Tournament of Roses, an annual parade watched by millions of spectators around the globe via television broadcasts. A month-long process that began with more than 1,100 Pasadena-area young women who participated in the Tournament of Roses Royal Court tryout selected Queen Dusty Gibbs from the recently appointed seven-member Royal Court. The Rose Queen and Royal Court will reign over the 2008 New Year’s Day festivities, culminating with the 119th Rose Parade themed Passport to the World’s Celebrations and the 94th Rose Bowl Game.

Selected for public speaking ability, poise, academic achievement and community involvement, the Rose Queen, is a brunette 17-year old who attends Arcadia High School and lives in Arcadia..  She plays softball and is passionate about reading. Dusty plans to attend Loyola Marymount University to study science so she can pursue a career as a physician’s assistant. Her parents are Cody Gibbs and Cindy Roberts. She has three siblings, Ashley, 24; Shelby, 18; and Samuel, 4.

As an official ambassador of the Tournament of Roses, Queen Dusty Gibbs will participate in approximately 150 community and media functions along with her court.


 Courtney Rubin, 17, San Marino High School;  Gaelen Stanford-Moore, 17, South Pasadena High School; Zena Brown, 18, Alverno High School; Chloe Ghoogassian, 17, Pasadena High School; Kelsey MacDougall, 17, La Cañada High School; and Katie Merrill, 17, Pasadena High School are Rose Princesses.

About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses
The 119th Rose Parade, themed Passport to the World’s Celebrations, will take place on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at 8:00 a.m. (PST) featuring majestic floral floats, high-stepping equestrian units and spirited marching bands from throughout the nation. Following the Rose Parade, at 2:00 p.m. (PST), the 94th Rose Bowl Game will feature two championship collegiate football teams. Call: (626) 449-ROSE.