ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An 18-year-old college student from Central Minnesota is the new Princess Kay of the Milky Way.

Mary Zahurones of Pierz was crowned the 58th Princess Kay Wednesday night at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. She represents Morrison County.

Zahurones will spend the next year as the official goodwill ambassador for Minnesota’s nearly 4,500 dairy farmers. She will attend the University of Minnesota Twin Cities this fall as a pre-med student.

As one of her first official duties, Zahurones will have her likeness carved in a 90-pound block of butter on the opening day of the State Fair Thursday.

Twelve county dairy princesses competed for the Princess Kay title. This year’s runners-up are Stephanie Kasper of Owatonna, representing Steele County, and Olmsted County representative Theresa Twohey of Stewartville.

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Comments (4)
  1. N Coleman says:

    This is an outrage. The judges did not have to show IDs before voting, and I understand several were felons, two didn’t even live in Minnesota, and one sent in five absentee ballots. We’ll never know who really won.

    1. Tball says:

      If your girl had won, i don’t think you would have complained about the people who voted for her. quit complaining and be happy for someone!

    2. Tasteless says:

      And how do you know this “insider” information? Sounds like you (or possible your daughter/friend/family) is a sore loser!

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