FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) – A University of Minnesota student from Norwood-Young America is the 61st Princess Kay of the Milky Way.
Nineteen-year-old Jeni Haler was crowned Wednesday night at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Her first official duty will be to sit for nearly six hours on the opening day of the State Fair on Thursday to have her likeness sculpted from a 90-pound block of butter.
Twelve county dairy princesses from across Minnesota competed for the Princess Kay title.
Haler represents Carver County. The runners-up were Audrey Lane of Prior Lake in Scott County and Sabrina Ley of Belgrade in Stearns County.
Haler will serve as the official goodwill ambassador for more than 3,600 Minnesota dairy farm families. She is double-majoring in animal science and Spanish/Portuguese studies.