The mullet- the haircut that starts off with asking “why,” and then ends with answering, “because I want to.” There are few hairstyles that are so reviled, admired, treated with admiration. That is to say, there are some mullets that are so grandiose in nature, someone who would otherwise hate the style would still look at it and say, “that’s impressive.” If you’re one of those people, or just a fan in general, you need to act fast and let your vote be heard. That’s right, it’s the last day to vote for the 2022 Kid’s Mullet Championship!
This is Rowan Bell. Even though I don’t have a horse in this race, Rowan is my pick for the Kids’ Division Champion. Look at that thing, that is solidly impressive and I tip my cap to him. There are some other strong contenders, though none of them have the hair length that Rowan possesses, which I think is going to give him an edge in this competition. Now, if you ask me personally, who I think his biggest competition is, well, look no further than this young, aspiring champ.
This is Rustin Alphin. What Rustin’s mullet is lacking in length it makes up for in top volume. Surely the power of a mullet can not just be assessed by how long the hair in the back is, you have to be representing up on top of the forehead too. That’s what Rustin’s look has going for it and why he could be poised to take top honors this year. Side-note here, you ever have one of those existentialist moments where you suddenly wonder what you’re doing with your life and what it all means in the long run? That moment is happening to me right now.
The mullet competition started as a local event in Michigan (because of course it was Michigan) in 2020. Since then it has expanded to a nationwide event. Contestants pay $10 to enter, and half of those proceeds go to the Michigan Wig Foundation for Kids. So all joking aside, that is a legitimately awesome thing to be doing. Additionally, the winner gets to take home $2,500. Which seems fair since, joking continued, that’s about the price you’d have to pay me to consider sporting that hairdo for as long as it takes to be entry worthy.
If you want to vote in the competition yourself, head on over to the website and register to vote. There’s also a teen division you can vote for as well, with the voting period also ending today, Friday, August 19th. It also looks like there’s still the open division that you can enter in too. So if you’re 19 or older you can submit your own pictures and entry fee until August 31st.
I would strongly recommend former Icehouse front man, Iva Davies grow back his 80s mullet and submit it; that thing was a force of nature.