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Lafayette Mardi Gras royalty announced

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The Lafayette 2018 Mardi Gras Queen Evangeline and King Gabriel have been revealed.

This year's queen is Lauren Guilliot, a fourth generation carnival royal. "My family has always been a part of Mardi Gras so I've always looked up to Evangeline and seeing my cousins get to experience this," said Guilliot. "So I've always dreamed of it, but never actually thought it would ever happen."

Reigning as the 79th King Evangeline is Michael Judice. "Lafayette Mardi Gras is one of a kind and it’s the second largest Mardi Gras in the country and with the parade the costumes and all the fanfare of Mardi Gras it’s just lots of excitement," said Judice. 

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