Rebekka Paskewitz, Princess Kay Of The Milky Way 2018
Rebekka Paskewitz, Princess Kay Of The Milky Way 2018
Screenshot: WCCO - CBS Minnesota (YouTube)

Stop the (online) presses: The Midwest Dairy Association has crowned its 65th Princess Kay Of The Milky Way. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that 20-year-old college student Rebekka Paskewitz, representing Todd County, Minnesota, was selected out of 12 county dairy princesses at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in Falcon Heights in a ceremony last Wednesday night.

Paskeewitz is thrilled, as you might imagine, as she will spend the year as a goodwill ambassador representing agricultural families in the region. Already at the fair, she and her fellow finalists have participated in events like a Milk Run, Dairy Pictionary, and several parades. But the greatest honor is awarded not only to Paskeewitz but all of her fellow princesses: her likeness carved out in a butter sculpture.


Who among us will ever have such a (temporary, but still) honor to our own likeness? Far too few, that’s for sure. The sculptures apparently weigh about 90 pounds, and some of the recipients will reportedly hold a pancake breakfast, using their heads as the butter. All the congrats to the new Princess Kay Of The Milky Way and her fellow butter sculpture subjects.

Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter