Princess Kay Of The Milky Way
A 20-year-old college student from northwestern Minnesota has been crowned the 60th Princess Kay of the Milky Way. Polk County representative MarJenna McWilliam of Winger was crowned Wednesday night at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. She’ll serve as the official goodwill ambassador for nearly 4,000 Minnesota dairy farmers for the next year.
It’s a tradition of the Minnesota State Fair. Just hours after being crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way, a new “dairy queen” is getting her image carved in butter.
When the Minnesota State Fair gets underway in 10 days, the new Princess Kay of the Milky Way will spend the first few hours of her reign in a cooler, getting her head carved in butter.
Within a span of 24 hours Mary Zahurones was crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way, greeting state fair goers and immortalized by, what else, a giant butter sculpture of her head.
For years, Linda Christensen has carved the faces of the Princess Kay finalists into a 90-pound block of butter.
An 18-year-old college student from Central Minnesota is the new Princess Kay of the Milky Way.