Most sports fans in Kansas City are familiar with Lamar Hunt, the late founder of the Chiefs who also helped found the American Football League and Major League Soccer. They’re probably also familiar with his son, Clark Hunt, who is the current owner of the Chiefs and MLS club FC Dallas.
Now, there’s a new member of the Hunt family making headlines.
Gracie Hunt, Clark’s daughter, has begun making a name for herself in the beauty pageant world and on social media.
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Who is Gracie Hunt?
Gracie is the daughter of Chiefs owner Clark Hunt and the granddaughter of Lamar Hunt, the franchise’s founder.
According to her personal website, she works in public relations for the team while she pursues a master’s degree in sport management at the University of Kansas. She can be seen working on game days at Arrowhead Stadium.
She has also competed in several beauty pageants. In 2021, she was named Miss Kansas USA.
The 23-year-old has also amassed a large following on social media. She has more than a million followers on Facebook and more than 200,000 on Instagram, where her bio boasts she “knows more about football & fútbol than most dudes.”
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As her bio suggests, one of her first passions was soccer. In an interview with People in 2021, she discussed her dreams of playing at the top levels before injuries derailed her career.
“Soccer was my first love,” she said. “I wanted to play in college. I won the championship when I was in high school with my high school team, and played club as well. After suffering four concussions, that was a dream that I could no longer pursue, which is really hard when you work your entire life to be good at something. I had to find a new dream.”
After she was forced to change paths, she followed in her mother’s footsteps when she began competing in pageants. Her mother, Tavia, won Miss Kansas USA herself in 1993.
“It’s really nice to get to walk down a road with someone who has been down that path before,” she told People. “It really has just bonded us so much.”
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According to her website, Gracie Hunt now spends much of her time advocating for health and wellness, a cause that is important to her as someone who has lived with celiac disease throughout her life. She has transitioned away from pageants and into distance running, completing two full marathons and two half marathons last year.
As she continues to pursue her career in sport management, she looks set to carry on her family’s legacy in the world of sports and beyond.