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Florida man wins Hemingway look-a-like contest on 15th attempt

A Florida man was named ‘Papa Hemingway’ at an annual look-a-like contest held in Key West on Saturday, after making attempts for the title 15 times before.

Sloppy Joe's Bar, Key West.
Sloppy Joe’s Bar, Key West. Image by Sam Howzit / CC BY 2.0

Charlie Boice, a retired air-traffic controller, took the title home from Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Key West, a favourite haunt of the writer which hosts the event, beating 121 other white-bearded contestants. The competition is a fixture of the Hemingway Days festival held in Key West which honours the author’s legacy and links to the region. Read more: miamiherald.com