MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — 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.

So what happens to those sculptures after the fair?

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This year’s Princess Kay, Mary Zahurones, has invited everyone to a corn feed at the family farm in Pierz, where her butter head will be melted for corn-dipping. She says some previous Princess Kays have kept their heads.

“Some Princess Kays like to hold on to theirs — keep them in the freezer — and especially if they have younger siblings that aspire to become Princess Kay. Then they really like to keep their butter heads and have multiples in the freezer at a time,” said Zahurones.

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This Princess Kay wanted to make sure her carving would be a good shape for the corn feed, so her grandmother has kept it in a freezer all year

“She’s been keeping it under tight security. She loves to host that butter head,” added Zahurones.

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The Princess Kay of the Milky for 2012 will be crowned on August 22, the eve of this year’s State Fair.