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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, February 4, 2016
This year s Carnival Kings and Queens
Competition was a family affair with two
clans with long-standing history in the
individual mas tournaments coping the
At the end of the hotly-contested com-
petition at the Queen s Park Savannah on
Tuesday night, Ted Eustace --- the son of
three-time Carnival King Tedder Eustace
--- won the kings segment with his portrayal
Eustace s older brother, Curtis, himself a
nine-time winner, placed sixth.
The costume, one of the largest in the
competition, consisted of six ghastly skele-
tons with glowing eyes, dressed in colourful
suits, which were mechanically controlled
Eustace, dressed in a shiny blue bodysuit
and afro wig, managed to effortlessly heave
the "retro inspired" costume acrosss the
stage while dancing to a soca remix of
Michael Jackson s Thriller.
He left the audience which filled the
Grand Stand in stitches as he mimicked the
deceased King of Pop s signature crotch-
groping dance move.
"It is a family tradition, especially with
the Eustaces . I could not have done it with-
out my brother, Marcus, who designed this
costume," Eustace said in a brief interview
after the results were announced.
In the Queen s competition, veteran mas-
querader Gloria Dallsingh s "Artemisia" D
Warrior Queen, beat 15 competitors including
her daughter-in-law ,Laura Rampersad,
who came in sixth place, to claim this year s
Dallsingh s son, Marlon, who assisted her
in designing and constructing her costume,
placed ninth in the Kings competition.
Not content in being left out of the family
tradition, Dallsingh s five-year-old grandson,
Antonio Rampersad, also participated in the
Junior Kings Competition and placing
Dallsingh s portrayal of a Persian warrior
KINGS AND QUEENS OF CARNIVAL
It was a family affair
JUNIOR CARNIVAL KINGS:
1. Jardel Aguillera --- Man of Glory.
2. Jesus Martin Carlow --- Draco D Last Dragon.
2. Merrick Barnes --- Tempo of the Serengeti.
4. Antonio Rampersad --- Spirit of D Carnival.
5. Yannick Holdip --- Mr Paradise.
6. Keron Fang --- The Congo Man.
7. Armando Shampoo --- Call of the Wild.
8. Keegan Farrell
--- Sbtinka Antinanco Magical Eagle of the Sun.
8. Tishayne James
--- The Natural Mystic Tribute to Uncle Dex.
10. Denzil Forde --- Nyahbinghi High Priest.
11. Malachi Renn
--- Mangchux Spiritual Leader and Mediator of
SENIOR CARNIVAL QUEENS:
1. Gloria Dallsingh --- "Artemisia" D Warrior Queen.
2. Peola Marchan --- Yacahuna, The Goddess of Tuloc,
She Who Dwells in the Great Volcano.
3. Kay Mason --- Sounds of Everlasting Love.
4. Roxanne Omalo --- Medusa --- The Last Gaze.
5. Savitri Holassie
--- Mystical Goddess of Light and Life.
6. Laura Rampersad --- Goddess of Victory.
7. Alendra Bailey --- D Bailey Dynasty.
8. Eyika Luby --- Pink Orchid Mantis.
9. Stephanie Kanhai --- The Virgin Queen.
10. Lisa Peters --- Birds of Paradise.
11. Pamela Gordon
--- Colours of Life --- Love, Joy, Happiness.
12. Kerina Badal
--- Hialeah- The Mystical Fantasy of a Sun Dancer.
13. Leslie Ann Boisselle
--- A Musical Ensemble in D Pan Yard.
14. Charmaine Emile --- The Aztec Menace.
15. Ruth Adams-Mendez --- Lady Africa.
16. Donna Phillip-Forde --- Gloriana, The Virgin O Queen.
SENIOR CARNIVAL KINGS
1. Ted Eustace --- Psychedelic Nightmares.
2. Ravi Lakhan --- Night of Horror.
3. Jha-Whan Thomas
--- The Dying Swam---Ras Nijinsky in Drag as Pavlova.
4. Fareid Carvalho --- Guardian of the Sun.
5. Wade Madray --- Quecha the Spirit of Spring.
6. Curtis Eustace --- Demonato Prince of D Forbidden.
7. Roland St George --- Hocus Pocus.
8. Glenn Dave Lakhan --- Night of the Owling Creature.
9. Marlon Rampersad --- Drums of War.
10. Keston Benthum --- Elfurdrakos.
11. Ronald Baize --- Bois of Moruga.
12. Lionel Jagessar Jr
--- Howakan, The Eternal Guardian of the Hunt.
13. Earl Beckles --- Spirit of the Rainforest Guardian.
14. Kelly Sheldon Peters --- Who the Cap Fit.
15. Nicholas Britto --- Cane on Fire, Camboulay.
16. Christopher Saldenha --- Gladstone Guardian.
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Second place winner, Ravi Lakhan,
with his portrayal of 'Night of Horror.'
PHOTO: SHIRLEY BAHADUR
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