Prince Jake Wesley Skipper

Prince Jake Wesley Skipper is sponsored by Krewe members John Swanson and mother, Michele’ Skipper. He is a freshman attending Benton High School. He is an honor roll student recipient of the President’s Award for both Elementary and Middle School maintaining a 3.8 or above average; he maintained a 4.0 throughout his 8th grade year.

Jake is an active member in the youth at Cypress Baptist where he volunteers doing local mission work and serving in other areas for the church. Jake has participated over the past 6 years in the State G.U.M.B.O. games in both track and field events.

He currently holds the Louisiana State Boccia Championship title. He has competed at Texas Regional Para Olympic games in San Antonio, Texas. Jake enjoys playing video games, attending theatre plays, spending pool time with friends, and cruising the seas! He has several career paths in mind but currently plans to become a lawyer with some role in the political field. Jake is honored to represent the Krewe of Gemini with the beautiful 7 princesses!

Princess Lauren Wise

Princess Lauren Elizabeth Wise is the son of Robby (Duke of Arkansas Gemini XX) and Kelly Wise (Duchess of Arkansas Gemini XXI) and nephew of Mary and Patrick Gallagher (Duke of Arkansas Gemini XXVI). She is 15 and a sophomore at Captain Shreve High School, where she is the co-captain of the JV cheerleaders, a member of FCA, and an active member of Drama. She is an honors student who is also very involved in the student ministry at Broadmoor Baptist Church where she is a student leader. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies and doing things with her friends and family.

Lauren has ridden on the kids and teens floats for 9 years and is very excited to ride as a Princess this year. She is also accompanied this year on the court by her cousin Emma Chamberlain and her life-long friend MaKenzie Vienne. Lauren is excited to represent Gemini XXIX on the Royal Court this season.

Princess Emma Chamberlain

Princess Emma Chamberlain is the daughter of Patrick Gallagher, Gemini XXVI Duke of Arkansas, and Mary Gallagher and sister of Gemini XXVIII Prince Ethan Chamberlain and Evan Chamberlain. In addition, Emma is serving as Princess this year with her cousin Lauren Wise.  Emma is a junior at Benton High School where she is active in FCA and a member of the Lady Tigers soccer team. She is also actively involved with her church’s youth group and participates in volunteer activities in the community.  Emma enjoys hanging out with her friends, listening to music and working out. Upon graduation, she plans to attend college and pursue a degree in business. Emma has been a riding member of the kids and teen floats for 8 years. She is especially excited and honored to represent Gemini XXIX on the Royal Court this season.

Princess Jillian Maxwell

Princess Jillian Maxwell is the daughter of krewe members Ret Lt. Col Jason Lebleu and Jennifer Maxwell-Lebleu and sister to Sarah Brantley and Drew Brantley (KOG Prince XXV).  She is a sophomore at Benton High School where she is a 4.0 student. She is also a varsity cheerleader, a student council class representative, in the gifted program, and a member of FCA, Interact and SADD.  Currently, Jillian is the reigning Miss Benton Teen USA 2018. 

Volunteering in her community is important to Jillian. She is the founder of Silly Jilly’s Project Joy where she is able to visit with children of all ages in the community teaching the importance of kindness and spreading joy in everyday life.   She also volunteers at Bossier City Animal Control and Ninna’s Road to Rescue.

Upon graduation in 2020, Jillian plans on attending LSU in Baton Rouge where she wants to be a member of their gold cheer squad.    She plans on majoring in Marketing with an emphasis on Sports. 

Jillian has been involved with the Krewe of Gemini for 5 years and has ridden in the parade each year.  Jillian is very honored to represent the Krewe of Gemini as a Princess XXIX.

Princess Isabella Criswell

Princess Isabella is the daughter of Jeff and Leanna Criswell.  She is the granddaughter of Krewe and Charter members Ed Criswell (Duke of Texas VIII) and Ann Criswell (Duchess of Texas VIII).

Isabella is a Senior at Captain Shreve High School.  She is a member of the French Club, Z-Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Student Council.  She is a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seon Catholic Church where she enjoys volunteering with the youth and takes part in volunteer opportunities throughout the community.

Princess Natalie Miller

Princess Natalie Nicole Miller is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Craig Leo Miller. She is a sophomore magnet student at C.E. Byrd High School, where she is a Junior Varsity Cheerleader. In addition to cheering on the Jackets, Natalie is on the A honor roll, was a freshman Literary Rally participant in both English and French and received a Bronze Academic Key. She is involved in Student Council, Z-Club, Beta Club, Astra Club and several other organizations. She is also enrolled in the Visual Arts Talented Arts Program at Byrd.

Natalie is involved in the 1st Students Youth Group at First United Methodist Church. In her spare time, she enjoys tumbling, spending time with friends, and traveling with her family. Natalie has spent 2 weeks each summer for the past 9 years at her favorite place on earth, Camp Ozark in Mount Ida, Arkansas.

Natalie has enjoyed Mardi Gras since she was very young. Her first Mardi Gras experiences were tailgating with her family and friends on the Duck Pond while watching the local parades go by and catching beads. More recently, she has enjoyed riding on the Gemini Teen Float and is looking forward to riding on the Prince and Princess float this year. Natalie is honored to represent the Krewe of Gemini as a Princess for Gemini XXIX.

Princess Kensey Colbert

Kensey is the daughter of Chase Colbert & Jodie Colbert, and the sister to Austin & Tanner Colbert.  She is the granddaughter of Al (Perky) Cobb Duke of Louisiana VIII & LaVelle Pinder Duchess of Texas XXIV and the granddaughter to the late Connie Thibodeaux Cobb Duchess of Louisiana VII. 

Kensey has been playing softball since the age of 5 and is proud to be playing her senior year at Airline High School as a Lady Viking. She has also enjoyed volunteering with softball, school and church. Brought up as a military child with many moves it never stopped her love for helping others and working with children.   

With children having a soft spot in her heart Kensey is planning on working with children in the medical field.  In her spare time you can find Kensey hanging out with her grandparents at Chiggerville or spending time with family and friends. Kensey has enjoyed the Mardi Gras experience since before she could walk and is honored to represent the Krewe as a Princess for Gemini XXIX

Princess Makensie Vienne

Makensie Danielle Vienne is the daughter of Duke of Arkansas XXI Matt Vienne and Duchess of Arkansas XXVII Mona Vienne.  She has one older brother, Prince XXIV Chace Vienne and two younger brothers, Zachary and Joshua Vienne.  Makensie is a junior at C.E Byrd High School.  She is a member of National Honor Society, Student Council, Beta, and Astra-Club.  Makensie is also a member of the Youth Leadership Program at Sci-Port.  She is a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church and is active in the youth program.  She enjoys babysitting, spending time with family and friends, and watching Netflix. Makensie hopes to attend University of Louisiana in Monroe and major in Forensic Psychology.  Makensie is honored to serve as a Princess for the Gemini XXIX.