19-year-old Rachel Rynda, a college student from Montgomery in south-central Minnesota, is the State Fair’s 69th Princess Kay of the Milky Way.  Rynda’s likeness is being sculpted in a 90-pound block of butter that will be on display for fairgoers.

“It’s just an unbelievable experience I’ve dreamed of becoming a finalist since I was a little girl… it’s it’s every dairy girl’s dream and so being able to sit there as Princess Kay and get my head carved in butter is just an extreme honor.”

The Midwest Dairy Association says Rynda will serve as goodwill ambassador for some 21-hundred dairy farm families in Minnesota.