Plymouth Student is Princess Kay of the Milky Way
A Plymouth student has won arguably the most high profile prize at the Minnesota State Fair.
“It’s been a dream since I was a little girl to be Princess Kay and to get to represent my family and all of the other family farms across Minnesota. It is such a privilege,” said Amy Kyllo. The 19-year-old is the 66th Princess Kay of the Milky Way. “It’s definitely surreal.”
The newly crowned royalty sat for her face to be carved in a butter sculpture on the first day of the fair.
But when she’s not her farm in Bryon or at the State Fair, Kyllo attends the Association Free Lutheran Bible School in Plymouth.
Kyllo doesn’t hesitate to wave at the little girls who are watching her.
“I know what it’s like to be a little girl and to think that princesses are the coolest thing ever,” says Kyllo.
Princess Kay is cooler than most, after sitting through the butter sculpting.
And what’s the biggest challenge to sculpting a princess in butter?
Linda Christensen, who has been sculpting butter at the State Fair for 48 years, says it’s the hair. She can look at a dairy princess and if she has curly ringlets, Christensen knows she’ll be hanging out in the cooler even longer.
But she’s okay with it.
“I love the whole culture around this thing,” said Linda Christensen. “I love the challenge of doing this.”
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