In the early hours of 16th February 2012, after three and a half hours of glitter and feather filled extravaganza, Carmen Gil González was crowned Carnaval Queen 2012 at the Gala Election in Santa Cruz’ Recinto Ferial.
Taking the Carnaval Santa Cruz 2012 theme of Flower Power and the 1960s, the event opened with a scene setting stage adaptation of the Vietnam War which morphed into the appearance of the Yellow Submarine with Chago Melián aboard, surrounded by Mary Quant-clad dancers.
In between the introduction of the twelve candidates for the title of Carnaval Queen 2012, a packed programme of singing, dancing and celebrities kept the sell out crowds partying, professionally and tirelessly hosted by EloÃsa González, Alex GarcÃa and Manuel Artiles.
Carmen Gil González was first onto the stage in her spectacular fantasy costume of Imperio designed by Santi Castro and sponsored by Zona Comercial Tranvia.
Runners up in the Carnaval Queen elections 2012:
2nd Dame Cecilia Navarro Arteaga in Quisiera Ser designed by Expedita Hernández
3rd Dame Jessica Guardia Carrillo in Aurora designed by David Hernández
4th Dame Fabiola Vera MartÃnez in Siboney designed by Saliarca Creativos.
We’ll have a full round up of the evening, plus an interview with Carmen and all the coverage of the Opening Parade and the Coso coming up in Tenerife Magazine. Follow the action on Twitter and Facebook and join in with the fun with your comments.