Nov. 15, 2010 (United Press International) -- Sandra Sue Stout, an Oklahoma girl who got a taste of celebrity as America's 1958 dairy princess, has died after a short illness, her daughter said. She was 71.
Jamie Belt of Piedmont told The Oklahoman her mother died Thursday.
Stout once told the newspaper the American Dairy (NYSE:ADY) Association picked her from among 26 contenders for the national dairy crown despite some "truly good-looking southern belles" and her with a jaw swollen by a toothache.
"I never felt so out of place in my life," she said in the 2008 interview. "I didn't think I was going to win. The little girl from Louisiana looked like Marilyn Monroe."
But win she did and off she went on a nationwide tour of state fairs, conventions and cities that included television appearances on "The Arthur Godfrey Show and "The Today Show."