Princess Kay of the Milky Way, 2008

I grew up in Minnesota, which hosts the nation’s second largest state fair, behind Texas. Each year there is a beauty and talent contest featuring young women from each county in the state. The finalists have their likenesses carved in 90 pound blocks of butter. In front of the whole Dairy building. In previous years the women have been in shoulderless dresses for the entire time they are carved, and often they have been visibly trying not to shiver so the carver can get a clear enough bead on their beauty. This year the Princess got a nice coat.