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July 4, 2007
Crown this gown

Sacramento Bee/Florence Low

I'm eagerly waiting to hear from Tracie Stafford as to whether she'll be taking one of the four gowns we had showcased in The Bee and online to Las Vegas next week for the Mrs. United States pageant.

Actually, I'm really hoping she'll take the Golden Goddess gown (pictured) with her when she competes in the pageant as the reigning Mrs. California.

The gown recently received 180 yays out of more than 380 votes in our highly unscientific Bee poll. Ukranian designer Oksana Mukha created the Golden Goddess, which Tracie found at the Diamond Bridal Gallery in Granite Bay. Today's Scene section (page E3) has the latest story and tally; click here to see.

If we're keeping it real, though - and that's what we do here at 21Q - the even bigger deal would be if Tracie came back home to Sacramento with a big ol' shiny crown, scepter and satin sash.

Stay tuned; we'll keep you posted on how she does.

Meanwhile, it is the Fourth of July , so if you're checking us out today (as your fashion source), be sure to wear something, anything, red, white and blue - or any combination thereof. With sunscreen.

And stay cool!

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