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The new King and Queen for Cozumel Carnival 2008 were chosen on Saturday night.

Jalil Martín Gaeta and Andrea Chacón Núñez were voted the winners at a dance and music spectacular attended by more than 6,500 noisy spectators.
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Carnival 2008 King and Queen.

The contestants were brightly dressed in technicolor costumes and each danced with their own entourage in the battle to be crowned King and Queen.

Jalil convinced the judges he was worthy to be King with an amazing animated display of merengue, salsa, samba, and cumbia dancing, as well as changing his costume 3 times.

Andrea put on a fantastic performance to a Far Eastern theme, complete with Chinese Dragons, in her Fantasía Oriental.

Dancing mambo, salsa, merengue, samba, and cumbia pop, she had the audience going wild and won the votes needed to be Queen.

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Children's King and Queen.
  In a separate, equally impressive event on Sunday night, Rúben Tapia Baeza and Vianey Flores Carrasco were elected as children's King and Queen for Carnival 2008 in Cozumel.

Jalil, Andrea, Rúben and Vianey will be crowned together at a special coronation ceremony and event tonight at the official Carnival Grand Opening.

For more information and the full 2008 program, visit our special Cozumel Carnival section.

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Carnival 2008 Dates Confirmed.

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Mayor's 2007 Carnival Message.

Carnival 2007 Photo Galleries.

Emotional Carnival 2007 Closing Night.

Dancing For A Carnival Dream.

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Carnival Crazy Cozumel 2007!

Get Ready for Cozumel Carnival 2007.

Carnival 2006 Photo Gallery.