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Dairy Princess Candidate Is Lactose Intolerant

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Dairy Princess Candidate Is Lactose Intolerant

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Dairy Princess Candidate Is Lactose Intolerant

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High school senior Laurel Gordon is competing to be Washington state's dairy princess. Her family has had a dairy farm for 150 years, and her three older sisters have won. Gordon hopes the judges won't rule her out because she's lactose intolerant.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

High school senior Laurel Gordon looks to be a strong candidate for Washington State's next dairy princess. She's been crowned the roving dairy ambassador for her county. And she has the right pedigree. Her family's dairy farm goes back 150 years. Plus, her three older sisters have held the title. There is one slight hang-up. Laurel is lactose intolerant. She hopes that won't rule her out, since she can eat yogurt and hard cheeses.

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