Seventh Try's The Charm For Hemingway Look-Alike

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Sloppy Joe's on Key West — a favorite watering hole of Ernest Hemingway — just held its annual "Papa" look-alike contest. The winner: software developer and seven-time contestant Stephen Terry, who beat out more than a hundred hopefuls, including the husband of chef Paula Deen.

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I mean, isn't it every white haired, husky, bearded man's ambition to look like Hemingway? Sure seemed that way at the annual Papa Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. The annual event was just held at Sloppy Joe's, a favorite Hemingway watering hole on Key West. The winner: software developer Stephen Terry. He beat out more than a hundred hopefuls, including the husband of chef Paula Deen. Those who didn't win, take heart, it was Terry's seventh try. Now that's one earnest effort.

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