Monday, June 13, 2022

María del Carmen Ramos, 'the queen of the volcano', Senior Carnival Queen 2022

María del Carmen Ramos, Senior Carnival Queen 2022

She was queen of the Tazacorte Winter Festival in 1971 when Teneguía erupted, and wins again, 50 years later, chosen at yesterday's Senior Carnival Gala

The 'queen of the volcano', María del Carmen Ramos Quintero, with a creation entitled 'Rozando el cielo' (Touching the sky), on behalf of the Centre for Alternative Therapies Oroterapias, designed by Alfonso Baute, is the Senior Queen of Carnival 2022.

María del Carmen Ramos was queen of the 1971 Winter Festivities in her native Tazacorte (La Palma), precisely in the year that Teneguía had erupted, and fifty years later (51 if we're really counting), she has now been crowned Senior Queen of the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in the year following another eruption.

She will be accompanied in her reign by her court of honour: 
  1. First Lady of HonourEvelina de la Fuente, representing the City Council of Granadilla with a Santi Castro design, "J'Aime Paris" (I Love Paris); 
  2. Second Lady of Honour: María Magdalena Hernández Toste, with the design "Volver" (Return) designed by the Nira Carnival Cultural Association, representing the City Council of Los Realejos 
  3. Third Lady of Honour: Juana Pérez Sánchez, with a design by Alexis Santana Rodríguez called "Mi Gran Debilidad" (My Great Weakness), to represent the Santa Úrsula Open Commercial Zone 
  4. Fourth Lady of Honour: Francisca Navarro Mendoza, representing Turismo de Arona, with the costume "En Otra Piel" (In another skin), by David Afonso