Announcing 2016 Mermaid Parade Royalty: Queen Mermaid - Hailey Clauson, King Neptune - Carlo A. Scissura

Queen Mermaid, Hailey Clauson, is an American Supermodel born and raised in California. She is the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model for 2016 and has appeared on numerous global magazine covers and advertising campaigns.

King Neptune, Carlo A. Scissura, is the President and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, a position he has held since September 2012. The Brooklyn Chamber is one of New York’s largest business advocacy and economic development organizations, with over 2,100 members, and under Carlo's leadership, its membership has grown by more than 200 percent. ‎Born and raised in Bensonhurst, Carlo is a lifelong Brooklyn resident and he has been an advocate for the borough his entire career. ‎He currently lives in Dyker Heights with his daughter Teresa Rose.

“The Mermaid Parade has always been first to welcome new partners to a diverse Coney Island Community, be it the avant garde, celebrities or a new mayoral family... In 2016 the Mermaid Parade is working with Live Nation, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce & Sports Illustrated to bring national acts and even greater media attention to Coney Island. We are thrilled to have Hailey as Queen Mermaid and Carlo as King Neptune!", said Coney Island USA and Parade founder Dick Zigun, who is known as the Mayor of Coney Island.

Photo Credits: Hailey Clauson - James Macari/Sports Illustrated, Carlo A. Scissura - Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

The Mermaid Parade, is Saturday, June 18th at 1pm.