The Bayou Civic Club Board of Directors and the Larose Regional Park Family announce that Alexandria Victoria Galiano has been chosen as Teen Miss French Food Festival XLII.
Alexandria is the 15 year-old-daughter of Raleigh Galiano, Jr. and Dawn Gaspard Galiano and is a resident of Cut Off. She is currently a sophomore at Vandebilt Catholic High School and is a member of the varsity volleyball team, on the track team, a member of the student council and art club and is heavily involved with music ministry at her church.
After high school, she plans on attending college and pursuing a career as a financial planner and working with her father.
Aside from her athletics and academics, Alexandria enjoys playing the guitar, piano and drums. She is also an accomplished singer.
Her dream of becoming a French Food Festival Queen dates back many years. As a child, Alexandria attended Biddy Basketball practice and games as well as Tae Kwan Do. She also spent many hours at the Larose Civic Center for volleyball, both as a coach and a player and for cheerleading practices.
Alexandria would admire the beautiful women that would attend the French Food Festival adorned in gorgeous crowns and sashes displaying their titles. It seems like all past royalty walked with confidence, helped others and volunteered throughout the community.
She is also a descendant of past royalty – Alexandria's mother was Miss French Food Festival Queen XII in 1987.
“My mother was a festival Queen and she is one of my biggest role-models in life and I love her very much! The love for the festival runs through my veins,” she said.
She knows what the experience of being chosen as a Queen means to her mother.
“When my mother talks about her past experiences as a queen – the laughs, pictures and stories – I get excited about the future!”
“It's a great privilege and honor to represent the French Food Festival and this great community and I couldn't be more excited and honored,” she added.
Alexandria understands that being chosen as this year's Teen Miss French Food Festival XLII is truly something she has wanted her whole life.
“It's been a dream of mine to become one of the lovely role models whose picture hangs along the hall in the Larose Civic Center,” she says.
The French Food Festival is always the last full weekend of October.
The Festival will begin on Thursday, October 22, for French Food Festival ROCKS featuring southern arena rock band “38 Special”.
The fun will continue into the weekend Friday through Sunday with great food, carnival rides and an array of live music! More information can be found on www.bayoucivicclub.org or by calling 985-693-7355.
Posted on Tue, September 15, 2015
by The Lafourche Gazette