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Hemingway (no relation) wins look-alike contest in Key West

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In this Saturday, July 23, 2016 photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Dave Hemingway, center, poses for smartphone photos with celebrity chef Paula Deen, left, and her husband Michael Groover, right, after Dave Hemingway won the 2016 Ernest "Pap In this Saturday, July 23, 2016 photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Dave Hemingway, center, poses for smartphone photos with celebrity chef Paula Deen, left, and her husband Michael Groover, right, after Dave Hemingway won the 2016 Ernest "Pap
In this Saturday, July 23, 2016, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Dave Hemingway, center, hoists his trophy after winning the 2016 Ernest "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest at Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla. Success for Dave Hemingway c In this Saturday, July 23, 2016, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Dave Hemingway, center, hoists his trophy after winning the 2016 Ernest "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest at Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla. Success for Dave Hemingway c
In this Saturday, July 23, 2016, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, supporters of Michael Groover and Richard Filip cheer for their favorites at the 2016 Ernest "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest at Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla. The eve In this Saturday, July 23, 2016, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, supporters of Michael Groover and Richard Filip cheer for their favorites at the 2016 Ernest "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest at Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla. The eve
In this Saturday, July 23, 2016 photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Frank Kramer, left, implores the judges to choose him to be the winner of the 2016 Ernest "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest at Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla. Kramer didn In this Saturday, July 23, 2016 photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Frank Kramer, left, implores the judges to choose him to be the winner of the 2016 Ernest "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest at Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla. Kramer didn

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — For the first time in its 36-year history, a Hemingway has won a competition seeking the man who most looks like literary giant Ernest Hemingway.

Dave Hemingway was named the winner of the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on Saturday in Key West, Florida. The winner said he is not related to the late author.

The contest, which attracted 140 entrants, is the highlight event of the annual Hemingway Days festival that celebrates the author's legacy. It was held at Sloppy Joe's Bar, which was a frequent hangout of Hemingway's during his Key West residency in the 1930s.

Hemingway, who won the contest in his seventh attempt, wore a wool, cream-colored turtleneck sweater similar to what the late author favored.

"Even though this sweater is really hot, it was part of my strategy," he said. "And I think it worked really well."

Like the author, Dave Hemingway said he likes to fish, to drink a little "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."

The husband of celebrity cook Paula Deen — Michael Groover of Savannah, Georgia — finished in the top five for the second straight year. This is the sixth time he has participated in the contest.

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