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Senior Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz 2019

Antonia Garrido Francés, the new Senior Carnival Queen 2019

Antonia Garrido Francés was chosen as Senior Carnival Queen of Santa Cruz 2019, at the gala held in the Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos de Tenerife (Tenerife International Fairs & Conference Centre), in which 9 candidates took part. Her costume, "Soy Fortuna" (I'm Fortuna), designed by Antonio Santos Arteaga, the winner represents Bingo Canarias and Bingo Ciudad Laguna.

Her court was completed, in this order, by:
  1. Juana González Vargas, with the fantasy "Vuela Guajira" (Fly Guajira), designed by the Carnival Association Nira-Armony de la Rosa, representing the Council of Los Realejos
  2. Ana María Gómez Aguilar, with the fantasy "Mumtaz Mahal", designed by Víctor Mesa Aguilar on behalf of DMB Peluqueros
  3. María Dolores Miranda Pérez, with the fantasy "Castilla" (Castile), designed by Alexis Santana Rodríguez, representing Santa Úrsula Shopping Area
  4. Concepción Rodríguez González, with the fantasy “Bajo la luna del Nilo” (Under the Moon of the Nile), designed by Jonathan Suárez López, on behalf of Gabinete de Estética Africa y Vicky.
Mayor of Santa Cruz, José Manuel Bermúdez, handed the sceptre to the new Queen, while president of the Island Council, Carlos Alonso, and councillor of Fiestas, Gladis de León, presented the prizes to the matrons of honour.

More than 4,000 spectators attended the show, which lasted two hours and forty-five minutes and was retransmitted live by Televisión Canaria. Under the direction of Enrique Camacho and presented by the actress Yanely Hernández, the gala featured performances by Pepe Benavente, Luis de Seda and Luis Alberto del Caribe. The line up was completed by humourist Juanito Panchín.

Tenerife Land of Eternal Christmas

Sunbathing SantaDesert Island ChristmasScuba Diving SantaTropical Santa
Santa's Having a Whale of a TimeSurfing SantaWaterski SantaCamel Rodeo Santa
With a wide range of products in each design, click the pics (above) to see the full selections.