By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – During a live ceremony held on Friday, November 15th at the Cidade do Samba in Gamboa, a jury selected Wilson Dias da Costa Neto as the Rei Momo (King Momo) for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Carnival celebrations. This will be Wilson Neto's third consecutive year serving as Rei Momo.

To complete the 2016 Carnival Corte Real (Royal Court) Clara Paixão was selected to serve as queen; Uillana Adães as first princess; and Bianca Monteiro as second princess.

Rei Momo or Rey Momo in Spanish, is a . . .

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