National Geographic : 1997 Oct
Warming up their waves at the state fair,Minnesota's regionaldairyprincesses have their likenesses carved in 85-pound blocks of butter. Anna Vander Kooi (below)first saw the sculptures when she was ten. "Those butter busts inspired me!" Preparingfor the Nobles County Fair(facingpage), Anna grooms a prizewinningheifer. "But I'd exhibit my animals even if I wasn't a dairyprincess."