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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2007

Elizabet García Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2007

Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife was Elizabet García (21), with a costume entitled "Miss Dior", designed by Leo Martínez and representing newspaper El Día.

In 2007, the court was made up as follows:

  1. 1st Maid of Honour: Claritza González Pérez, with a costume entitled “Bella-Bellísima”, representing Centro Comercial Meridiano and designed by Saliarca Creativos.
  2. 2nd Maid of Honour: Ariana Álvarez Cáceres, with a costume entitled “Bun Bun para Bin Ban Bun”, representing Grupo AC Bingo Colombófilo and designed by Juan Carlos Armas.
  3. 3rd Maid of Honour: Jessica Gómez Panza, with a costume entitled “Masai-Mara”, representing Tubillete.com and designed by Carmas II.
  4. 4th Maid of Honour: Gilary Fariña Fariña, with a costume entitled “Entre espumas, la fantasía de tu voz” (Between foams, the fantasy of your voice), representing Centro Comercial Alcampo - La Laguna and designed by Juan Carlos Armas.
The theme of carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 2007 was 'Fashion'. 

Carnaval in Tenerife in 2007 will, sadly, always be remembered for the controversy and, which "crowned" Belén Esteban as the "Queen of Booing" at the hapless Gala for the Selection of the Carnaval Queen - Carnaval Queen Gala Leaves Bitter Taste

Known as "The Bitter Carnival", due to the negative prominence acquired by the director of the gala: Rafael Amargo (amargo means bitter), the gala itself that was nothing more than a parade of "reality" characters and "trash TV" with Belén Estéban performing a cheap imitation of Madonna. The occasional singer had nothing to do with the usual rhythm and music typical of carnival and almost no carnival groups could participate, which is traditional and kinda the whole point. Amargo had promised to make a great show with a performance by stars such as Jennifer López or Ricky Martín. He not only failed to acquire a star of such calibre, but afterwards dedicated himself to insulting the city in any medium of communication, accusing them of being inept and uneducated for not understanding his show. It was considered by many as the worst carnival gala in history in Tenerife.