Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (EFE).- The recently crowned Queen of the Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Lola Ortiz, has made true the saying that “the third time is the charm” getting the throne after two candidacies, a dream that He’s been chasing for 21 years, since he was 9.
This is the third candidacy for Lola Ortiz, who had already entered this contest twice in Fuerteventura: the first, as a child, “when I was nine years old”, and the second when she was 22 years old.
This crown has come to Ortiz “with all the maturity, desire and strength” and from a design that for her is “learning and empowerment”.
As he recounted at a press conference, it was his designers, Sergio León and Josep López, who offered him to show off his creation on the Santa Catalina stage, “a wonderful proposal that he could not refuse”.
The fantasy that has given him the crown, ‘Perfidy of love’, “has more to do with heartbreak, that impossible love that we have all experienced at some time” and that “has a lot to do” with his life because, as he has admitted It is something that has lived.
For Lola Ortiz, heartbreak is a good opportunity to “turn sadness into joy, and anger, pain and suffering into learning.”
This Psychology student, a native of Fuerteventura and based in Arucas (Gran Canaria), declares herself an ‘influencer’ and has a personal project on her hands, with which she intends to capture in a book the learning that “gender violence” has brought her. who claims to have suffered.
With this publication, she wants to “show any woman who has experienced this situation that she is not alone and that she should not feel ashamed” for it, she told reporters this Saturday.
In the opinion of the Queen of Carnival 2023 of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, “we must give visibility and normalize the situation of abuse so that it can be talked about”
It is “a real honor to be able to represent Gran Canaria” and the capital’s Carnival, which, as he has declared to the media, has finally been declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest because “it is magnificent, a wonderful festival that everyone has to know ”.
The Majorera influencer, extronista of the television program ‘HMyV’, came to Gran Canaria after living in Madrid because, as she has highlighted, it is an island “that has everything”, which is why she has chosen it to “create a home”.
Ortiz considers that it has been “lucky” to have his designers and the “piece of team” that has been “hitting stones until the wee hours of the morning for months” to make his winning fantasy possible. EFE