With the theme of the 2014 Tournament of Roses being “Dreams Come True,” we had to ask Rose Princess Katherine Diane Lipp if this is for her. “One hundred percent yes! Of course!” she enthused. “It’s surreal. I feel so honored. So excited to be part of it. You never would guess in a million years that I would be this lucky.”
It’s not just luck, we reminded her. She is one of seven out of nearly 1,000 possible princesses from the northwest San Gabriel Valley. “There’s a certain persona,” the 127-year-old replied. A candidate has to “show the judges exactly who you really are.”
Read “Rose Parade Royal Court for 2014 announced with pomp and drama” for a slideshow of the announcement and links to each Princes Profile.
Since Katherine lives in La Cañada Flintridge and attends La Cañada High School, perhaps asking her what her favorite thing to do in Pasadena was not quite fair. But she responded quickly that she enjoys eating at different restaurants in the area.
Katherine has participated on the school’s pep squad and volunteered with Brothers’ Helpers, which seeks to prepare and deliver nutritious meals for the poor in downtown Los Angeles. She currently works at The Paper Rabbit, a store in nearby Montrose which sells personalized gifts and supplies for scrapbooking. Katherine hopes to pursue a career in art and design and is considering several schools in California.
She is the daughter of Anthony R. and Roberta Peters Lipp and has two older brothers, Jack and Tony.
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