Kendall Mark, who grew up in Red Wing, was named the next Fox Sports North Girl this week, beating out nearly 150 women from across the state.
"It was such a rigorous process," Mark said. "I was so excited when I found out."
The Fox Sports North Girls interact with fans at games and on social media, and do promotions and some charity work. Mark said the interaction gets her most excited for the job.
"I really love talking to people," said Mark, who joins the three existing Fox Sports North Girls. "Getting that back and forth from people who love Minnesota sports is an awesome thing."
Applicants sent in a one-minute video and photographs, and Mark moved on from there to the top 20. That's when she had interviews with Fox officials and did some test camera appearances, script readings and photos, Mark said.
After making it into the top 10, people were able to vote for their favorite applicants, which was part of the selection process, along with another phone interview and other factors.
Mark said she is grateful for all the people who voted for her.
"It's been so great," she said. "The amount of support from people through the whole thing was just phenomenal."