MarJenna McWilliam of Winger, Minn., was crowned Wednesday as the 60th Princess Kay of the Milky Way at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The 20-year-old North Dakota State University college student begins her reign Thursday by trading in her evening gown for a parka, and sitting for about six hours in a rotating cooler in the Dairy Building as her likeness is carved into a 90-pound block of butter. The other 11 finalists also will have their likenesses carved in butter.
MarJenna McWilliam, Princess Kay 2013
Winger woman named 60th Princess Kay
- Associated Press
- August 22, 2013 - 7:50 AM
ST. PAUL, Minn. — 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.
McWilliam attends North Dakota State University, where she majors in English education.
County dairy princesses from across Minnesota competed for the Princess Kay title.
Rachael Rostad of Wanamingo, representing Goodhue County, and Katie Schmitt of Rice, representing Benton County, were runners-up.
McWilliam's first official duty as Princess Kay will be to sit in a rotating cooler in the Dairy Building on opening day of the Minnesota State Fair to have her likeness sculpted in a 90-pound block of butter.
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