Elma, Wash., dairy princess is lactose intolerant

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ELMA, Wash. (AP) -- Eighteen-year-old Laurel Gordon of Elma has been putting on a tiara to promote milk products the past two years as Grays Harbor County's dairy ambassador.

The funny thing is, she's a lactose intolerant dairy princess.

The Daily World of Aberdeen reports that unless Gordon takes special pills, her body is unable to digest milk. She drinks soy milk.

But, her family operates a dairy farm that has been in the family for 150 years, and she believes in the product. She's competing for the Washington state dairy ambassador title in June.

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Information from: The Daily World, http://www.thedailyworld.com