Boy, 8, wins Kids Mullet Championship and says iconic hairdo is a lifestyle

An eight-year-old scooped first place in the Kids Mullet Championships.

Emmitt Bailey, from Menomonie in Wisconsin, entered the American contest earlier this year.

He impressed with his '80s barnet, which was apparently inspired by some of his ice hockey heroes.

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Emmitt garnered more than 9,896 votes to take the top spot.

He told BuzzFeed: "It’s cool that so many people tell you that you got sweet hair…

"You'll hear a lot of people say, 'It's not just a haircut, it's a lifestyle,' and I really do think that's part of it.

"Most people with a mullet, obviously they can take the heat if people are kind of giving them crap about it, but I think we've kind of turned that corner.

"I do think the '90s country vibe is coming back hard right now."

While Emmitt's mum Erin was apprehensive about the "business in the front, party in the back" style at first, she's grown to love it.

She told BuzzFeed: "I wasn't on board right away, but it’s just become part of his personality now.

"He just likes to do his own thing and have his own hair."

Emmitt took home a pair of Pit Viper sunglasses after winning the contest.

He was also given $2,500 (around £2,200) from competition organisers, which he intends to use to buy a go-kart.

The primary school child pipped Texas kid Epic Orta, who came second with 8,404 likes, to victory.

The pair were followed by Ohio's William Dale Ramsey, who garnered an impressive 4,058 votes.


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