To be the queen of the Eastern New Mexico State Fair, one must charm a five-judge panel in two gruelling rounds of interviews, dazzle the crowd with a speech, strut down a dirt runway modelling a sparkling outfit and display excellent horsemanship in the arena.
Ashlee Rose Mills, 21, made it look easy last Sunday. The five-foot-three petite blonde from Eagle Nest stole the show and was crowned the new state fair queen, relieving last yearâ€™s winner, Haley Montes, of her duty.
â€œI was completely ecstatic,â€ Mills said. â€œI just remember Login to read more