Texas Boy Earns Second Place in USA Mullet Championship


LEWISVILLE, TX – A Texas boy placed second Saturday in the USA Mullet Championships.

The final day of the competition was held on Aug. 20. Eric Orta, of La Joya, TX, got second place in the competition. Here is photo of Orta:

Mullet Championship

Mullet Championship

Orta received nearly 8,500 votes during the competition. He doubled the third place and was just shy of first place.

According to USA Mullet Championships, the business-in-the-front, party-in-the-back style has been around way before it was popularized by actors and rock stars in the 1980’s. According to some historians, the mullet has been around since at least Ancient Greece, where the style was as much for function as it was for fashion. Cropped hair around the face with longer locks in the back allowed for both visibility and a protective layer of hair for your neck. Homer even described a haircut that sounds eerily familiar in The Iliad: “their forelocks cropped, hair grown long at the backs.”The Greeks weren’t the only ones sporting the mullet, though. There is evidence that Neanderthals and our oldest ancestors would wear this ‘do, as well.

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