Minnesota dairy community crowns 67th Princess Kay of the Milky Way

Brenna Connelly, a 19-year-old college student from Byron, representing Olmsted County, has been crowned the 67th Princess Kay of the Milky Way.

The ceremony was streamed virtually Wednesday night.

Connelly will serve as the official goodwill ambassador for nearly 3,000 Minnesota dairy farm families. She attends the University of Minnesota.

Ten county dairy princesses from across Minnesota competed for the Princess Kay of the Milky Way title. Emily Benrud of Goodhue, representing Goodhue County, and Maggie Molitor of Rockville, representing Stearns County, were selected as runners-up.

Throughout her year-long reign as Princess Kay of the Milky Way, Connelly will make appearances to help connect consumers to Minnesota’s dairy farm families and bring dairy to life through conversations, classroom visits and various speaking engagements. Connelly will attend events both virtually and in-person, as it is safe to do so.

Connelly’s first official duty as Princess Kay will be to have her likeness sculpted in a 90-pound block of butter at the Dairy Building on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Aug. 13.

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