KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - On his eighth try, a North Carolina real estate broker - with a silver-white beard and khaki fisherman's vest - won the annual Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest.
John Stubbings, 65, was crowned late Saturday at a packed Sloppy Joe's Bar, Hemingway's favorite Key West watering hole during his residency there in the 1930s.
Stubbings beat 135 other prospective Hemingways, judged on their graying beards, ruddy complexion and piercing eyes.
Persistence works for Hemingway double
Published: Tue Jul 27, 2004 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 06:13 p.m.