Left to right: Gabriela Gallego, current Flower Queen 2015-2016; Carolina Cañas, Flower Queen June 2016-2017

Press gathered on Friday, March 11th to meet Carolina Cañas, 20, the new Flower Queen 2016-2017. Carolina is a current student at Baruch College and is from Medellin, Colombia herself. The current Flower Queen, Gabriela Gallego, introduced her and presented her with a beautiful bouquet of roses as an introduction to her coming role beginning June 2016 all through 2017.

Carolina has been designated the new Queen by the Festival de las Flores’ appropriate committee. She, like Gabriela, will have the opportunity to represent the Festival in many community activities and especially during her trip to Feria de las Flores in Medellin, Colombia next August 2017. Carolina will be the second queen who will represent the Festival in this yearly trip awarded to the crowned queen.

Stay tuned for more updates on both of these beautiful young ladies’ journeys in the coming months.