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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 1988

Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 1988  Laura Alberto Barroso

1988 Carnival Poster
Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 1988 was Laura Alberto Barroso wearing a costume entitled, ‘Cleopatra, reina del Nilo’ (Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile), designed by Leo Martínez and representing Almacenes Galerías Preciados. This was the last year that the Plaza de Toros (Bullring) was used as the main stage for the contests and galas.

The theme of carnival in 1988 was Wild World: The colonnade of the previous year was recycled, painted in salmon and topped with white palm leaves made from fiberglass, giving the appearance of palm trees. Every two or three palms were on platforms which were reproductions of previous carnival Queen costumes.

In 1988, the court was made up as follows:
  1. 1st Maid of Honour: Leticia Betancor Fleitas, with a costume entitled "El carro de la aurora" (The Chariot of Dawn), representing Centro Comercial Maya and designed by Justo Gutiérrez.
  2. 2nd Maid of Honour: Nieves María Mederos Domínguez, with a costume entitled "Claro de luna" (Moonlight), representing Restaurante "El Ministro" Tegueste and designed by Leo Martínez.
  3. 3rd Maid of Honour: Magaly Barbuzano Hernández, with a costume entitled, "Esto es Carnaval" (This is Carnival), representing the Casa de Venezuela en Canarias and designed by Miguel Ángel Castilla Abreu.
  4. 4th Maid of Honour: Natalia Ramos Hernández with a costume entitled, “Que calor, que calor” (How hot, how hot!), representing the Círculo de Amistad XII de Enero and designed by Luis Dávila Viera.