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Glitter and Gloss: Canary Islands Search for Carnival Queen

A nominee for Santa Cruz de Tenerife's Queen of the Carnival shows off her outfit under the watchful eyes of the judges on the Spanish Canary island of Tenerife on Wednesday. Dresses worn during the gala to elect the Carnival Queen are more than 16 feet high and over 175 lbs in weight. Known as the most “Brazilian” of all the Spanish carnivals, this year's festivities last from Jan. 31 - March 8. DESIREE MARTIN / AFP - Getty Images

A nominee for Santa Cruz de Tenerife's Queen of the Carnival shows off her outfit under the watchful eyes of the judges on the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife on Wednesday. Dresses worn during the gala to elect the carnival queen are more than 16 feet high and over 175 lbs in weight. Known as the most “Brazilian” of all the Spanish carnivals, this year's festivities last from Jan. 31 - March 8.