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Tennessee Man Beats Out 141 Others To Win Hemingway Look-Alike Contest In Key West

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ANDY NEWMAN
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FLORIDA KEYS NEWS BUREAU via Miami Herald
Joe Maxey, second from left, celebrates his victory at the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Key West, Fla. ";

A white-bearded retired banker beat out 141 contestants in the Ernest Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West at the annual Hemingway Days festival.

Joe Maxey, 68, of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, in his eighth appearance at the contest, said his persistence paid off on Saturday night at Sloppy Joe’s Bar, where the three-round competition was judged by a panel of former winners.

“I love his writing,” Maxey said, after his victory. “He was a great writer and just to be part of this history of Hemingway is just incredible.”

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.