Miss Puerto Rica 2011 Viviana Ortiz is dressed as a mermaid in the 43rd Annual Puerto Rico Parade (Latino Fest) in Cleveland, Ohio. Image from Cleveland.com

Although I missed the parade, I spotted this image and article in my local print copy of Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer. The caption pretty much says why it caught me eye.

Ms. Ortiz looks quite lovely in the picture. It’s always fun to see someone rock a mermaid tail. If this is a commonly used theme/outfit I’ll have to remember to look out for the parade next year…