Gracelyn “Gracie” Hunt, the 24-year-old beauty queen daughter of Chiefs co-owner Clark Hunt and former beauty queen Miss Kansas USA Tavia Hunt, is a multi-tasking heiress. From handling public relations for the Chiefs to pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Kansas and educating her 357K followers on Instagram about fashion and fitness, she seems to be making the most of every minute. We take an in-depth look at the life of an heiress than is more than beauty and baubles. Let us learn about the battles behind the beauty, the struggle behind the strength, and the ambition backed by wealth and faith-
Gracie Hunt grew up in an upstate multi-million dollar mansion in Dallas.
Hunt followed in her mother’s footsteps and won the title of Miss Kansas USA in 2021. However, she is a beauty with brains and a fair dose of brawn from her sports-loving dad. Gracie graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree from the University of Kansas. She grew up in the lap of luxury with siblings Ava Hunt and Knobel Hunt in a sports-focused home.
The affluent Hunts live on a 1.3-acre property in the wealthy enclave of Highland Park. The 12,300 square feet abode flaunts six bedrooms, lush green lawns, and reeks of richness. Contrary to little girls who played with dolls, Hunt admitted in an interview with Fox that her sports background was ‘such a joy’ and admitted to being a football-crazy tomboy. Recently, she was spotted cheering from the sidelines as the team won the Super Bowl in 2023.
From sports tomboy to philanthropic fashionista-
Heiress or not, Gracie Hunt developed a passion for sports and pursued it with full gusto. In addition to being involved in her father’s Kansas City Chiefs and becoming the Special Olympics ambassador, the 1999-born beauty queen also serves on both SO Texas and SO Kansas boards.
The beauty has jumped on the philanthropy bandwagon and works closely with the Kansas City Make-A-Wish Foundation. She helps plan charity events with the Chief’s Women’s Organization. She enjoys a massive following of 357K followers on Instagram, who get a dekko at her tryst with fashion and fitness, which Hunt is equally passionate about.
Gracie Hunt comes from old money-
As the oldest offspring of the $2 billion chairman of Hunt Sports Group, Gracie is born into wealth; but the family was dubbed one of America’s richest long before Clark Hunt was considered football royalty. Gracie’s great-grandfather, oil tycoon Haroldson Lafayette Hunt was known as one of the wealthiest men in America who founded the Hunt Oil Company in 1936. He multiplied his fortune by investing in publishing, cosmetics, and pecan farming.
H.L. Hunt, in 1974, had an estimated net worth of between $2 billion and $3 billion ($11 billion–$17 billion when adjusted for inflation).
Innate love for social media and sports-
Gracie Hunt’s social media is prevalent with snippets of her lavish lifestyle and photos and videos from the sidelines of Chiefs games. The successful pageant beauty also shares fitness and beauty tips on her blog called Living Gracefully. Not many are aware that Gracie’s first passion was soccer. She had plans to pursue the sport in college until health and numerous head injuries interfered with her plans.
‘I love sports because they bring people together and promote a culture of inclusivity and is truly what I see as the modern-day American dream. Sports are about breaking barriers. I want individuals, no matter your level of ability, to feel included and valued, and I think the Super Bowl would be the ultimate celebration of that.”
A woman of strength-
It is difficult to guess that the incredibly stunning and fit Gracie Hunt suffered from celiac disease – a chronic digestive and immune disorder her entire life. It is also the reason why she takes health and fitness so seriously, fervently advocating the same to her fans and followers.
“Soccer was my first love,’ she explained to People magazine in November.’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.” She added, “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.’
Gracie also shared details of her illness with the publication. ‘I’ve known what it feels like to be really sick and to not know why. ER sick, on morphine sick, super sensitive to gluten and my parents couldn’t figure it out. The doctors couldn’t figure it out,’ she shared. ‘That really inspired me to become as educated as I could and get my nutrition accreditation.’
This heiress is a giver-
Donation of any kind is noble, and as the daughter of a $2 billion sports tycoon, Hunt indeed has lots of money to give. But the accomplished distant runner (she completed two full and two half marathons in 2022) founded a nonprofit organization called Breaking Barriers, using the power of sports.
The avid sports fan shared on her blog, “Sports have broken barriers in my own life and given me a sense of identity and confidence. I grew up playing soccer and experienced firsthand how sports bring people together to work toward achieving a common goal. The power of sports diminishes the barriers formed by one’s unique walk of life—whether it be race, gender, belief, socioeconomic status, or language.”
She puts in the work required by speaking at schools about teamwork, teaming with NFL Play60 to host clinics reaching children from all backgrounds, and even putting on soccer clinics in places like Zambia, South Africa, Russia, and the slums in Brazil.
The luxe lifestyle of a real-life princess-
For a sports enthusiast, nothing can beat being on the sideline seats to football games, but Hunt’s life has a lot more glam than the games. With more than 300,000 followers, the Instagram sensation shares pictures of her glamorous vacations in exquisite getaways to places like Egypt, Israel, Mexico, and Aspen.
The stunning locations are the perfect backdrop to sport designer labels like Versace, Louis Vuitton, Dolce, and Gabbana, which the dog-mom (she has a golden retriever named Chief) does to perfection.