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Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed announced as
Mardi Paws Celebrity Monarchs
Newlywed actors Ian Somerhalder ("Vampire Diaries") and Nikki Reed ("Twilight") have been announced as this year's Celebrity Monarchs of Mandeville's annual parade of dolled-up pooches, Mardi Paws.
As usual, the foot-and-paw march along the Mandeville Lakefront will happen several days after the close of the "official" Mardi Gras season. This year's parade is scheduled for February 14, Valentine's Day.
Both actors profess a love for animals, and Louisiana native Somerhalder maintains an active involvement with the north shore community where he was raised. He grew up in Covington and is a graduate of St. Paul's School.
The 2016 parade offers an A-list double-whammy, as Somerhalder will appear with wife Reed, best known for her role as Rosalie Hale in the "Twilight" film series. More recently, Reed co-wrote and starred in "Thirteen" and was cast as Betsy Ross in the Fox series, "Sleepy Hollow."
Celebrity Monarchs Nikki Reed & Ian Somerhalder
Mark your calendars for Sun., February 14th, 2016 when The Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws will roll to the theme
"Love is in the HAIR!" - Krewe members will be showcasing famous romances in film, TV, history, sports, you name it!
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Each registered parade participant, including those that can't make it on parade day, will be entered to win a Grand Prize Basket from Beachbody valued at over $1500 and includes their world-class transformative workouts and many of their most popular nutrition products. For a complete list of items, click here...
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