London, July 27 (ANI): A 55-year-old mechanical contractor from Texas has won the Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest at the annual festival honouring the late Nobel Prize-winning author.
David Douglas of Cypress emerged victorious among 139 articipants at the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, rganised this Saturday at Sloppy Joe's Bar, the writer's favourite watering hole in Key West, in the Florida Keys.
Douglas credits his victory on the sweater he was wearing.
"It's very possible the sweater did it," the Telegraph quoted Douglas as saying.
"It's about 120 (degrees) inside the sweater, but it's worth it," he added.
Douglas said that he shared Hemingway's fondness for fishing and cocktails, but had no literary aspirations.
"I haven't written any books, but I'm good writing checks and text messaging," he said.
While living in Key West during the 1930s, Hemingway wrote some of his most famous works, including "For Whom the Bell Tolls," "To Have and Have Not" and "Death in the Afternoon." (ANI)