Wrong queen crowned

March 28, 2008 5:39:41 AM PDT
Oops! There are some thorns in the crown of the 2007 rhododendron queen.

Officials of the Rhododendron Festival in Washington state say they crowned the wrong beauty as their queen.

A computer glitch is blamed for scoring mistakes that named Dana Perkins as queen instead of her high school classmate, Chelsea Benner.

Festival officials say the pageant records will now show that both reigned as festival queen last year.

Officials also tell the Peninsula Daily News that both young women will get the $1,500 scholarship money that goes along with the title.