Spalding Flower Queen 2013 is 17-year-old Inca Honnor.
She was crowned tonight in a glittering ceremony at historic Ayscoughfee Hall.
Inca, of Whaplode St Catherine, wept with joy when the announcement was made by Jan Whitbourn of Tulip Radio.
She said: “I couldn’t believe it. It’s my birthday on Sunday so it’s going to be the best 18th ever.”
Inca studies performing arts at the Post-16 Centre and works part-time at Penningtons cafe. She enjoys dance, drama and singing.
Congratulating her were the other finalists Shelley Wilson (24), from Pinchbeck, Rachel Perkins (17), from Spalding, Florence Butters (19), from Spalding and Heather Turner (17), from Spalding.
Shelley said: “We’ve really enjoyed the night and we still get to wear a pretty dress and be in the parade so we are all winners really.”
Last year’s Queen Amy Harrison handed over the crown to Inca, who will lead the last ever flower parade, on Saturday, May 4.
She said: “It’s been an exciting year and extra special because it was the Jubilee year and the Olympics. My advice to Inca is just enjoy it.”