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2019 Queen-Select Pamela Prout-Foxworth Announced at Reveal Party!

posted Sep 26, 2018, 1:52 PM by M.K. Femme   [ updated Sep 26, 2018, 1:53 PM ]

Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale hosts annual Reveal to jump start Carnival 2019


 Grammy Winner Irma Thomas and Essence Fest Producer Gina Charbonnet selected as 2019 Grand Marshals


Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale 2019 Reveal

Gina Charbonnet, Irma Thomas, and Queen-Select Pamela Prout-Foxworth


NEW ORLEANS, La. - On Saturday, July 21, The Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale kicked off the 2019 Carnival season with its annualReveal Party at Crystal Palace Reception Hall in Harvey, La. Along with its theme, Queen-Select, and floats, the Krewe announced two native daughters as its grand marshals - Grammy Award winner Irma Thomas and Gina Charbonnet, executive producer of the Essence Festival's Empowerment Programming.

"I am over the moon that I have been chosen by this great black women's Mardi Gras organization," said Charbonnet. "Just think, last year I attended the Femme Fatale float reveal event with my sister and now I am the 2019 Grand Marshal. I am so excited and looking forward to this experience and opportunity."

Thomas, who sent her remarks via video, echoed Charbonnet's sentiments stating that she too was honored to be chosen.

Of course, the most anticipated moment of the evening was the announcement of the 2019 MKFF Queen-Select. In keeping with the 2019 theme, "MKFF Presents Story Time," queen candidates were asked to read a storybook. The book with the crown inside indicated the winner and that was Ms. Pamela Prout-Foxworth, a 20-year employee of the City of New Orleans. Upon discovering that she was the winner, Prout-Foxworth immediately fell to her knees.

"I was nervous, anxious and excited as I flipped through the book, scanning each page as fast as I could till I got to the back, where I saw the crown," said Prout-Foxworth. "There were so many different emotions happening inside of me all at once. I was humbled and moved that I was picked. I was moved by the love and support I could hear and feel from the cheers from our group. With all of these amazing feelings, I literally lost my balance and landed on my knees, where I got to thank God for my journey."

Prout-Foxworth, a five-year member of MKFF, grew up in the 9th Ward and graduated from George Washington Carver High School. She attended Southern University at New Orleans, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration, and is also a licensed realtor in the state of Louisiana. She works as a project manager for the City and, in her spare time, Pamela is actively engaged in organizations that empower, inform and motivate girls and women, such as Ladies Who Lunch and Support, and Friends Helping Friends. She is an avid reader and loves to travel to experience other cultures.

"As a five-year member, Pamela embodies the commitment to community that is a part of our mission," said Founding Member Sharlayne Jackson Prevost, who currently serves as interim president. "The Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale is happy to have her as the 2019 Queen-Select and we look forward to her reign."

The 2019 parade, the Krewe's fifth annual ride, will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at 11 a.m., along the traditional Uptown route. It will feature floats reflecting a variety of popular storybooks, such as childhood favorites Alice in Wonderland, Jungle Book, Pinocchio, and Winnie the Pooh.

About the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale
Established in 2013, the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale features over 600 members. Its mission is to offer women of all creeds and colors a unique opportunity to promote and support New Orleans' cultural landscape through participation in the annual Mardi Gras season, while uplifting the community through various endeavors of engagement, awareness and social enhancement in order to further the growth of the organization. It was formed for social purposes, to establish between its members ties of friendship,
sociability and esteem, for the promotion of good fellowship.