Menomonie’s ‘Mullet Boy’ Wins It All
eight-year-old Emmitt Bailey officially has the nation’s best kid mullet
Menomonie’s Emmitt Bailey was crowned champion of the USA Mullet Championship Kids Division this past Sunday, officially becoming 2022’s “Mullet Boy.” The eight-year-old from the Valley now has total bragging rights and raked in $2,500 for his first-place win, garnering nearly 10,000 votes in the online contest (more than 1,000 more than the runner-up).
Second place in the kids division went to Epic Orta from Texas, third place to William Dale Ramsey from Ohio. Wisconsin topped the Teen Division, too: Cayden Kershaw from Wausau snagging first place by 19 votes. Second place went to Fish Monds from Florida and third place to another Wisconsinite, Max Weihbrecht from De Pere.
From about 700 entries, the kids division was winnowed down to the top 25, Bailey gained quick popularity online for his wicked ’do and the holographic Pit Viper sunglasses he donned in his official photos.
The USA Mullet Championships gained traction during the voting period, Aug. 15-Aug. 19, with professional athletes like Jared Allen and celebrities like David Spade talking up the competition on social media.
Menomonie’s Mullet Boy told WEAU 13 News that he wanted to buy a go-kart if he won the grand prize, so stay tuned for a flash of mullet-mane whizzing around town.