After nine tries, Michael Groover depicts highlighted the importance of being Ernest in Key West bar that has held its immovable feast since 1981
After nine tries, the spouse of celebrity chef Paula Deen has won the Ernest Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, which is held annually in the Florida city where the writer lived and worked in the 1930 s.
Michael Groover won the tournament held on Saturday at Sloppy Joe’s Bar, where Hemingway often relaxed with friends. Deen was there to applaud the victory of her 62 -year-old husband, who is a harbor pilot from Savannah.
The contest was held on the 119 th anniversary of Hemingway’s birth and is a highlight of the annual Hemingway Days celebration. Judged by former wins, this year’s contest attracted 151 entrants. Semi-finalists included entrants from Australia, Norway and Canada.
In 2016, the competition built headlines when it was won by a Hemingway, namely Dave Hemingway of Macon, North Carolina.
He said at the time that like the author, he liked to fish and beverage” and I like women. I like having a good time. I do feel like Ernest because I’m in the town he lived in so many years .”
On Saturday, Groover said he too shares Hemingway’s love of fishing and hunting. He has also written a book, My Delicious Life with Paula Deen.
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