The old man and the Ernest Hemingway lookalike

A white-whiskered 64-year-old Florida man has won the annual Ernest Hemingway lookalike competition at a Florida Keys bar once frequented by the author.

Matt Gineo, a biomedical engineer of Jensen Beach, beat 120 other entrants. It was his 12th attempt. "This was something that I had in my heart to do, but I didn't know how many years it would take," Mr Gineo said. The "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest at Sloppy Joe's Bar is a highlight of Key West's annual Hemingway Days festival AP