NEW PORT RICHEY, FLA. (WFTS) — There are hairstyles, and then there is the mullet. Over the years it’s become a part of pop culture.
Kayden Manning, nine year old from New Port Richey Florida, says it’s party in front, business in back for Kayden Manning.
“When I went to school on the first day all my friends were saying, ‘I like the haircut’ and some were saying, ‘what happened to your head,’” said nine-year-old Kayden. “Not a lot of kids in my whole school have mullets.”
Kayden was inspired to make the neck warmer by Chris, his stepdad. Chris is part of a mullet chat group that Kayden and some of his close friends are in.
“We hear nice mullet, sweet mullet, whether we are at the baseball field, or out at the beach, anywhere, everybody loves the mullet,” said Chris Brotherton.
Kayden’s family never thought their son’s Tennessee top hat would make him famous, until they discovered the website, mulletchamp.com.
“And I said, ‘wow those are some pretty good mullets I want mine to be like that,’” said Kayden.
Kayden’s signature American Flag look landed him in the top 25 of over 500 entries in the category for kids. Now it’s up to the public to vote for the winner. The first prize is $2,500.
“He’s such a sweet kid he said, ‘I’ll give you some,’ and I said, ‘no that’s your haircut, your mullet, that’s going right into your bank account,’” said Brotherton.
However, maintaining a championship mane isn’t all glitz and glamour.
“Sometimes my hair gets stuck to my neck but I’m fine with it, it doesn’t bother me,” said Kayden.
What does mom think of all this?
“They both tried to convince me to cut my hair into a mullet, I’m not that far yet, but I like it on them,” said Brittany Hundertmark.
Kayden stated that he wants to wear the mullet throughout his entire life.
To vote for Kayden go to mulletchamp.comClick on the picture to vote. Voting closes October 11.
“Vote for me Tampa Bay I got the winning mullet,” said Kayden.