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Meet Gracie Hunt, the pageant-queen daughter of mega-wealthy Kansas City Chiefs' owner Clark Hunt

Gracie Hunt, daughter of Kansas City Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt, poses for a picture after the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII
Gracie Hunt, daughter of Kansas City Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt, poses for a picture after the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII.Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
  • Gracie Hunt, 24, is the daughter of Clark Hunt, who co-owns the Kansas City Chiefs.

  • She works in public relations for the Chiefs and was crowned Miss Kansas USA in 2021.

  • She's spent time with Taylor Swift and has spoken about her relationship with Travis Kelce.

Gracie Hunt is heading to the Super Bowl for the second year in a row, alongside the Kansas City Chiefs.

Hunt is the daughter of Chiefs co-owner Clark Hunt and the great-granddaughter of the late oil magnate H.L. Hunt. The Hunt family is considered to be one of the wealthiest families in America, with an estimated net worth of $24.8 billion, Forbes reported.

The 24-year-old is not only one of the Chiefs biggest supporters, but she's also a former pageant queen and new friend of Taylor Swift.

Here's everything you need to know about Gracie Hunt.

Gracelyn "Gracie" Hunt is the daughter of Kansas City Chiefs co-owner and CEO Clark Hunt.

Tavia Hunt, Clark Hunt and Gracie Hunt attend the 11th Annual NFL Honors at YouTube Theater on February 10, 2022
Tavia Hunt, Clark Hunt, and Gracie Hunt attend the 11th Annual NFL Honors at YouTube Theater on February 10, 2022.Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images

The Hunt family has owned the Kansas City Chiefs since the team was founded in 1959 by Lamar Hunt, a founding member of the American Football League.

Clark Hunt, the son of Lamar Hunt, inherited the team when his father died in 2006. Clark is also a founding investor-owner in Major League Soccer and the chairman of Hunt Sports Group, which oversees the operations of the Chiefs and FC Dallas.

Gracie Hunt is the daughter of Clark and Tavia Hunt, who married in 1993. She has two younger siblings: Knobel Hunt and Ava Hunt.

The Hunt family is one of the wealthiest families in America.

Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt and family pose prior to the NFL Honors on February 1, 2020
Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt and family pose prior to the NFL Honors on February 1, 2020.Rich Graessle/PPI/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images

Long before Lamar and Clark Hunt were considered football royalty, oil tycoon Haroldson Lafayette Hunt was known as one of the wealthiest men in America.

The New York Times reported that H. L. Hunt founded the Hunt Oil Company in 1936 and used his fortune from the oil business to invest in other industries such as publishing, cosmetics, and pecan farming.

At the time of his death in 1974, H.L. Hunt had an estimated net worth of between $2 billion and $3 billion (between $11.5 billion and $17.3 billion in today's money, when adjusted for inflation), according to Britannica.

He divided his wealth among his 14 surviving children, Forbes reported.

In 2024, Forbes estimated that the Hunt family is worth an estimated $24.8 billion, and continues to own oil and gas companies around the world in addition to their sports empire.

Gracie Hunt dreamed of playing soccer in college but was unable to after suffering four concussions.

gracie hunt attends a kansas city media event in 2020
Gracie Hunt in 2020.Mark Brown/Getty Images

It appears that a love of sports runs in the family.

"Soccer was my first love," she told People in 2021. "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."

However, despite her ambitions to play soccer at the college level, Hunt said she had to find a new passion after multiple injuries prevented her from playing professionally.

"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," she said. "I had to find a new dream."

After her soccer career ended, Hunt competed in several beauty pageants and was named Miss Kansas USA in 2021.

Miss Kansas USA Gracie Hunt in 2021
Miss Kansas USA Gracie Hunt in 2021.Mark Brown/Getty Images

Hunt's mother, Tavia Hunt, was also crowned Miss Kansas USA in 1993. Hunt has frequently spoken about how her mother inspired her to start doing pageants, and how the experience brought them together.

"It's really nice to get to walk down a road with someone who has been down that path before," Hunt told People in 2021. "It really has just bonded us so much."

Prior to becoming Miss Kansas, Hunt was crowned Miss Texas International in 2018 and Miss Texas Teen International in 2016.

She has since left pageants behind and is now an accomplished distance runner and philanthropist.

Gracie Hunt poses for pictures on the read carpet before the 2021 National Soccer Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Toyota Stadium on May 21, 2022
Gracie Hunt poses for pictures on the red carpet before the 2021 National Soccer Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Toyota Stadium on May 21, 2022.Tim Heitman/Getty Images

According to Hunt's personal website, she completed two full marathons and two half marathons in 2022.

She also serves as a Unified Champion Ambassador for the Special Olympics and is the founder of her own philanthropic organization, Breaking Barriers Through Sports, which seeks to "give people a positive identity and confidence through athletics and living a healthy lifestyle," according to her website.

Hunt also works in public relations for the Chiefs.

Gracie Hunt, the daughter of Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, enjoys the sidelines before a game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on December 11, 2022
Gracie Hunt, the daughter of Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, attends a game on December 11, 2022.Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

Hunt is frequently seen taking photos on the sidelines of Chiefs games and attending press conferences with her family. She also acts as an NFL brand ambassador and, according to her website, loves sharing her "favorite game day looks and style finds."

She is pursuing a master's degree in sport management at the University of Kansas.

University of Kansas campus
The University of Kansas campus.Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images

Hunt graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2021, where she earned a bachelor's degree in sport management. She is now pursuing a master's degree from the University of Kansas.

Gracie and her family are Christian, and she has spoken about how important her faith is to her.

Gracie Hunt
Gracie Hunt in 2022.Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images

"What keeps me grounded first and foremost is my faith and my relationship with Jesus Christ and then having a solid family that believes in me, that encourages me in what I want to pursue, and that gives it to me hard when they know that [I] need to improve in this area," Hunt told Her Campus in 2018.

She also described her father, Clark Hunt, as someone who "loves God first, loves his wife second, and loves all of us as a family better than anything I could've ever hoped for."

Hunt has amassed 450,000 followers on Instagram.

Tavia and Gracie Hunt take a selfie before an NFL game between the Las Vegas Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs on Dec 12, 2021
Tavia and Gracie Hunt take a selfie before an NFL game between the Las Vegas Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs on Dec 12, 2021.Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images

Hunt frequently posts photos and videos from the sidelines of Chiefs games. In addition to her Instagram page, Gracie also runs a blog called Living Gracefully, where she shares fitness and beauty tips, as well as her "sideline style."

She's friends with Taylor Swift, who is dating Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.

Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with Taylor Swift after a 17-10 victory against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 28, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Taylor Swift wraps her arms around Travis Kelce after the Chiefs win the AFC Championship.Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Hunt has attended Swift's "Speak Now" tour, "Reputation" tour, and, most recently, the Eras Tour. They've also snapped a picture together in Swift's suite at a Chiefs game.

In an Instagram post on December 13, Hunt wished Swift a happy birthday, writing, "Happy birthday to this queen! Bright, beautiful, beyond talented, and engaging…easiest decision Time Magazine ever made for Person of the Year. Hope it's your best & most blessed year yet!"

Hunt has also shown her support for Swift and Kelce's relationship.

"First of all, I think we're all so excited to see two such phenomenal people happy," Gracie told OutKick the Morning podcast host Charly Arnolt in December, People reported. "I mean, it's so easy for us to cheer for and for the entire world to cheer for because they're wonderful for each other, and it's just been so fun to watch this love story unfold."

Gracie Hunt will cheer on the Chiefs as they face off against the San Francisco 49ers at this year's Super Bowl.

Gracie Hunt, daughter of Kansas City Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt, poses for a picture after the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII
Gracie Hunt, daughter of Kansas City Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt, poses for a picture after the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII.Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

After the Chiefs landed a spot in the Super Bowl, Hunt took to Instagram to share a series of photos of her family after winning the AFC Championship.

"This team is all heart and completely united," she wrote in the caption.

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