Tournament of Roses Announces 100th Rose Queen Isabella Marez

Isabella Marie Marez, a senior at La Salle High School, is full of joy being chosen as the 100th Rose Queen, during the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Coronation of the 100th Rose Queen and the Presentation of the 2018 Royal Court, at the Pasadena Playhouse, Wednesday, October 18, 2017.Isabella Marie Marez, a senior at La Salle High School, is chosen as the 100th Rose Queen, during the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Coronation of the 100th Rose Queen and the Presentation of the 2018 Royal Court, at the Pasadena Playhouse, Wednesday, October 18, 2017.Isabella Marie Marez, a senior at La Salle High School, is chosen as the 100th Rose Queen, during the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Coronation of the 100th Rose Queen and the Presentation of the 2018 Royal Court, at the Pasadena Playhouse, Wednesday, October 18, 2017.Isabella Marie Marez, a senior at La Salle High School, is crowned as the 100th Rose Queen, during the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Coronation of the 100th Rose Queen and the Presentation of the 2018 Royal Court, at the Pasadena Playhouse, Wednesday, October 18, 2017.Isabella Marie Marez, the 100th Rose Queen and her 2018 Royal Court, pose for a picture during the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Coronation of the 100th Rose Queen and the Presentation of the 2018 Royal Court, at the Pasadena Playhouse, Wednesday, October 18, 2017.Isabella Marie Marez, a senior at La Salle High School, is crowned as the 100th Rose Queen, during the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Coronation of the 100th Rose Queen and the Presentation of the 2018 Royal Court, at the Pasadena Playhouse, Wednesday, October 18, 2017.Julianne Elise LauensteinAlexandra Marie ArturaSydney Grace PickeringIsabella Marie MarezSavannah Rose BradleyLauren Elizabeth BuehnerGeorgia Jane Cervenka100th Rose Queen Isabella Marie MarezThe Oldest living Rose Queen from 1940 Margaret Hunley Main.Leeza Gibbons, American TV host, poses for a picture.Guests before the 100th Rose Queen Coronation Ceremony. The 100th Rose Queen Coronation Ceremony.

From STAFF REPORTS | Photography by JAMES CARBONE

9:10 pm | October 18, 2017


Today the Tournament of Roses named Isabella Marie Marez as the 100th Rose Queen at the Announcement and Coronation ceremony presented by Citizens Business Bank. The event took place at the Pasadena Playhouse and was hosted by radio personality Ellen K of KOST 103.5FM. The announcement follows a month-long selection process with nearly 1000 people participating in interviews.

2018 Rose Queen Isabella and the Royal Court will attend numerous community and media functions, acting as ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses and the Pasadena community at large. The grand finale will be their appearance on the Royal Court float in the 129th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and attending the College Football Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual, both on Monday, January 1, 2018.

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

“Queen Isabella’s life changed the moment I announced her name. She has now become part of the tradition and legacy of the 99 Rose Queens before her,” said Tournament of Roses President Lance Tibbet after the Coronation. “Not only will Queen Isabella and the Royal Court be wonderful ambassadors, these young women will be making a positive impact by contributing kindness to others within our community. They have committed to make a difference by supporting Elizabeth House, a non-profit that provides shelter, hope and support to homeless, pregnant women and their children. We all have the ability, power and responsibility to help one another. I encourage us all to practice kindness and make a difference.”

During the coronation ceremony, Tibbet presented Rose Queen Isabella 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.

2018 Royal Court, from left to right: Princess Georgia Jane Cervenka, La Canada High School; Princess Sydney Grace Pickering, Arcadia High School; Princess Julianne Elise Lauenstein, La Canada High School; Queen Isabella Marie Marez, La Salle High School; Princess Alexandra Marie Artura, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; Princess Savannah Rose Bradley, Pasadena High School; Princess Lauren Elizabeth Buehner, Arcadia High School.

Coronation and Royal Court Sponsors
• Presenting Sponsor of Coronation – Citizens Business Bank.
• Flowers provided by Jacob Maarse.
• Royal Court wardrobe provided by Macy’s.
• Rose Queen crown and Royal Court tiaras provided by Mikimoto.
• Royal Court gowns provided by Tadashi Shoji.
• Royal Court hairstyling provided by The Spa Santé.

About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses

The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that hosts America’s New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual and a variety of accompanying events. 935 volunteer members of the association will drive the success of 129th Rose Parade themed “Making A Difference,” on Monday, January 1, 2018, followed by the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the 104th Rose Bowl Game. For more information, visit www.tournamentofroses.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.