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Ernest Hemingway Lookalike Contest

Where do you find one hundred and twenty-one white bearded men, all carrying an eerie resemblance to American author Ernest Hemingway? At the Ernest Hemingway lookalike contest, of course. Exactly 121 contestant took part in the annual Ernest Hemingway look-alike competition at a Florida Keys bar once frequented by the author. 64-year-old Matt Gineo of Jensen Beach, dressed in a wool fisherman's sweater to emulate photographer Yousuf Karsh's famous portrait of Hemingway, bested 120 other entrants after an unprecedented tie-breaker vote. It was Gineo's 12th try. The six-day festival included a marlin tournament, a "running of the bulls" spoof and a short story contest won by Darci Bysouth of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Ernest Hemingway was an American author and journalist who produced most of his work between the mid 1920s and the mid 1950s. He won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1954 and many of his works are considered to be American literature classics.

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