Rockin’ in Rio!

“I have made lifelong friends that are now like family.”


If you ever thought about being a Jewel of the Nile, what are you waiting for? If you want to have the most amazing experience and celebrate Mardi Gras from September to February, you should take a chance to be on the court. My time on the Krewe of Cleopatra’s court was beyond fabulous & one I’ll never forget. If I could be on the court every year, I would. I truly couldn’t have asked for a more amazing group of women to experience it with, than the court of Queen Abigail XLIV’s reign. I went in not knowing anyone or what to expect, but having these women next to me the whole time was better than I expected. I have made lifelong friends that are now like family. I love these girls so much & am honored that I got the chance to be on this court and make memories that will last a lifetime. Our parades sweet Captain, her family& the officers made me feel at home from the minute I was picked to be on the court. You can not ask for better people who genuinely care about you & your court experience. I already miss being with all these amazing women so much!


Brittnie Hamel

2017 Jewel of the Nile