WILMINGTON, NC -- Actress Lindsey Shaw, star of the ABC Family show "10 Things I Hate About You" will serve as Queen Azalea at the 63rd Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival next week. She will be crowned during a free event in Riverfront Park in Downtown Wilmington on Wednesday, April 7, at 5 p.m. You can watch it live on WWAY NewsChannel 3, your official NC Azalea Festival station.
Festival organizers announced other celebrity guests at a Tuesday afternoon news conference:
-CDR Douglas Kunzman, commander of the Navy's new destroyer Gravely, which will be commissioned this fall in Wilmington.
-Robert Pine, an actor best known for his role of Sgt. Joe Gertraer on the TV show "CHiPs" and more recently for roles on the shows "Castle," "The Office" and "Big Love."
-Kate Linder, an actress who has appeared on "The Young and Restless" for 27 years and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
-Reid Rosenthal, a realtor in Philadelphia, who was one of the eligible men on the ABC show "The Bachelorette."
-Kristen Dalton, the Wilmington native who currently reigns as Miss USA.
-Katherine Elizabeth Southard, the reining Miss North Carolina.
Tune in tonight to WWAY NewsChannel 3 for more details on Queen Azalea and the other Azalea Festival celebrities.