What are World Cups and gold Olympic medals compared to the honour of having the best haircut in the world?
Rob Ayton, 31, has been flying the British flag for best hairdo and has just won the award for the best mullet in the world at a ceremony in Australia.
The graphic designer making us proud initially got his mullet cut three years ago while on holiday in Australia and at first he wasn’t keen.
He only had it cut for a joke, but over the years the style began to grown on him and he kept it long at the back – going past his shoulders.
Now, on a return trip to Australia, Rob, from Devon, has won best international mullet at the annual Mulletfest, held in Kurri Kurri, New South Wales.
Mulletfest is an annual event that honours the best mullet cuts in various styles and categories, including every day, grubby, vintage, and extreme, among others.
Their website states: ‘All competition entrants are judged on their haircut, overall presentation and stage presence.’
The winner of the illustrious ‘Best Mullet of them All’ category is crowned on the day.
Rob said: ‘I was coming out here for a skateboarding competition and it just happened to time with me being out here for that so I could go out to Kurri Kurri and see the mullet fest itself.
‘There was eight of us from all over the globe, it was good fun, a good laugh.’
He continued: ‘Three years ago. I came over to Australia got a mullet haircut, chopped it up in irony really.
‘I’ve never been a fan of the mullet or the rats tail, but I have to say I do like the mullet now so my point of view has changed dramatically.
‘It genuinely feels like it’s been a religious ceremony for me, Australia – you’ve been amazing.’
Rob’s hair is currently down to his shoulder blades, and he said growing a good mullet takes ‘time and patience, and being able to handle a s**t ton of negative feedback’.
Well done to Rob.
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