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Celebrity Monarchs
Nikki Reed & Ian Somerhalder
Nikki Reed to join Somerhalder in proclaiming “Love Is In the Hair”

The Louisiana native and mega-celebrity of “The Vampire Dairies” fame is no stranger to Mardi Paws mania. In 2014, Somerhalder served as Celebrity Grand Marshal of the parade that each year inspires hundreds of costumed pups and their adoring escorts to strut their stuff before crowds along the Mandeville lakefront.

The “Love Is In the Hair” theme also resonates with Somerhalder, a St. Paul’s School alum who recently purchased 100 acres of his beloved north shore home parish’s bayou property, along the Lacombe/Mandeville border. There, Somerhalder plans to preserve just under 70 acres of the bayou land, and to use approximately 30 acres to support the creature population, youth, and other community needs. “This is my dream. It’s always been my dream – to provide young people with a space, so they can experience nature the way I did,” Somerhalder said on his website. “I wouldn’t be who I am today without this land.”

Joining Somerhalder in proclaiming “Love Is In the Hair” will be Nikki Reed. Best known for her role as Rosalie Hale in the “Twilight Saga”, Reed earned critical acclaim for her first feature film, “Thirteen,” which she co-wrote and in which she starred. She also was recently cast to play the historical figure of Betsy Ross in Fox’s popular television series, “Sleepy Hollow”.

Reed’s supporting role on behalf of the Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws and ISF is one she embraces year-round. A Director for the Ian Somerhalder Foundation and an ambassador for the Humane Society of the United States, Reed has volunteered for years to support animal rescue programs, wildlife and environmental groups, and mentoring programs focused on the education of disadvantaged youth.

The fur was flying when the Royal Hairs were announced at MedVet’s Meeting of the Court!

Special thanks to Randazzo's Camellia City Bakery in Slidell for the beautiful heart-shaped king cake,
Bop’s Frozen Custard in Mandeville for all their help, and Josh Brown Photography for the wonderful photo shoot!
HRH King K-9 Thor is a 4 yr old Belgian Malinois. He will be escorted by his K-9 handler from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Ron Olivier.
Grand Duke Prince Felipe Mehrgut is a 2 yr old Standard Poodle. He will be escorted by Rene and Otto Mehrgut.
Duke Bo Blackwell is a 5 yr old American Pit Bull Terrier. He will be escorted by Kelly Blackwell and Glenn Cox.
Scepter Bearer to His Majesty Clyde Barr is a 7 yr old Doberman Pinscher. He will be escorted by Brittney and Scarlett Barr.
read their complete bios below....
Congratulations to the King and his Court!
          HRH  K-9 Thor, King Mardi Paws                       Grand Duke Prince Felipe                                         Duke Bo                                                  Scepter Bearer Clyde
Congratulations to the Queen and her Court!
           HRH GiGI, Queen Mardi Paws                                   Lady in Waiting Daisy                                              Maid Miss Wiggles                                     Scepter Bearer Heidi
HRH Queen GiGi Comeaux is a 2yr old Shih Tzu. She will be escorted by Billie and Robert Comeaux, Grace Comeaux-Piro, and Philip Piro
Lady in Waiting Daisy Galfano is a 4 yr old Beagle mix. She will be escorted by Heather Galfano.
Maid Miss Wiggles Smith is a 4 yr old English Bull dog. She will be escorted by Meri, Dale, Kristin, Dale Jr, Kaci, and Bradley Smith.
Scepter Bearer to Her Majesty Heidi Laubacher is a 4 yr old Dachshund. She will be escorted by Diania Laubacher.
read their complete bios below....

Special thanks to the 2016 Officers of the Krewe!
                   Pretty Girl & Teddy Plummer, Krewe Muses                  2015 Scepter Bearer Scarlett Barr    2015 Queen Dottie Creighton        Precious Souls' Frenchy Laubacher
Excited to see the Krewe of the Rolling ELVI!!
always a huge hit with dogs and kids!