Susana was crowned by the outgoing queen, Carmen Alexandra Santana Soriano (2012-2013), who had worn the crown and carried out her commitment to highlight the folklore and national costume during her reign.
Both queens, decked out in the national dress, displayed their dancing skills before a full house in the auditorium of Las Tablas.
The celebration had begun that afternoon with a farewell to Carmen Alexandra, who was paraded from the provincial administration building through the streets of Las Tablas to Parque Porras, accompanied by singing, dancing, and drumming groups.
Carmen was not the only one to have a parade, as Susan had already had hers last Friday, when she made her grand entrance into queendom and the new burden of responsibility she would bear on her shoulders.
This year's coronation ceremony was held days before the start of the festival and contests, as a prelude to what was in store.
The National Pollera Festival, which seeks to showcase the female national costume and the artisans who sew these beautiful garments, will be held from July 19th to 23rd as part of the celebrations for St. Wilgefortis.