Mullet fans crown their king at French festival

“Just for laughs, a friend of mine told another one, who was feeling depressed, that he looked like a mullethead — That’s how we came up with the idea of hosting an event,” said Johan Detour. Around 100 people were vying for the capillary crown that was won by Nicolas Vanderkelen, a Belgian truck driver who said he’s been rocking the mullet for 20 years. He succeeded Gauthier Istin of France, who said he was happy to pass on the title — “But I put a few of my hairs in the trophy, I hope the next champion will do the same.”

“We don’t care about fashion, or if people look at us,” said Julian from behind his sunglasses, a beer in hand.

“No matter the colour of your skin, your gender, your clothes, your haircut, we want everyone to be seen the same way,” he said.

“And this is the culmination of all that — it’s mullet paradise!”