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Cornelius man wins Hemingway look-alike contest

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) -

A white-bearded, 64-year-old North Carolina investment banker has won Key West's annual Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest.

Greg Fawcett, of Cornelius, bested 139 other "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike contestants during his 10th attempt Saturday. It also marked the 113th anniversary of the late author's birth.

Competitors in sportsman's attire competed at one of Hemingway's favorite bars, Sloppy Joe's. A panel of former winners judged the contest.

Fawcett said he shares Hemingway's enjoyment of hunting, fishing and cocktails but not his writing talent.

Semi-finalists included Michael Groover of Savannah, Ga., who was cheered by his wife, Food Network personality Paula Deen.

The competition was a highlight of the annual Hemingway Days festival that also included a marlin tournament, short story competition and a whimsical "Running of the Bulls."

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