Zulu Queen Kailyn Rainey is not only the youngest woman ever chosen for the honor, but is the first LSU student chosen to reign as queen as well.
Kailyn's grandfather, George Rainey, is this year's Zulu King and together they're making organization history in 2019. Kailyn is the youngest woman chosen as Zulu Queen and her grandfather is the oldest elected Zulu King.
Kailyn's will be accompanied by the Golden Band from Tigerland, LSU's marching band, during her ride on Mardi Gras day.
She is a New Orleans native who graduated from St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory School and is a sophomore majoring in finance at LSU.
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George Rainey was born and raised in New Orleans. After serving in the Army, he returned home to open Rainey's Restaurant and Catering, which grew to be one of the largest African-American restaurants in the City of New Orleans for fifty years.
George Rainey joined the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club in 1972 and has since been a key member, known for his community service and fundraising ability.
Zulu is set to roll on Mardi Gras Day, March 5, at 8 a.m. on the traditional Uptown route.