Did you know I used to have a mullet? I did. In the 90s, one of my best friends had really long, straight hair, and it looked great. I thought, "If he can do it, I can do it."

The thing is, not everyone has straight hair. While mine grows "out" as it gets longer, it eventually develops a wave. Steve's didn't. But that didn't stop me. I let it grow until it was halfway down my back. It was enormous, AND it gave me a mullet. It lived seven years from 1992 until I woke up one morning in 1999, called my hairstylist/barber (never sure), and said, "Get this crap off me!"

A 90S-ERA MULLET

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I wanted to share that story because a lot of people believed I did it because Billy Ray Cyrus was red hot in 1992, and that just wasn't true.

BUT I DON'T THINK MY MULLET WAS A KENTUCKY WATERFALL

There were no contests back in the 90s, and I was probably too old to enter one if there had been. Also, I was just growing hair; I had no idea it was even a mullet. I certainly don't know if you can classify my retro mane as a Kentucky Waterfall.

SIX KENTUCKIANS COMPETING FOR THE USA MULLET CHAMPIONSHIP

I'm also not sure if any of the six Kentuckians going for the USA Mullet Championship are specifically growing a Kentucky Waterfall--there are many styles--but I know that one of them--Josh Scott, a sophomore at Western Hills High School in Frankfort--IS.

Three years ago, after finding a picture of his dad sporting one, Josh decided he wanted to grow a mullet. At first, his mom was against the idea, but then she yielded. And Josh's looks great, so I think he has a good chance. If he wins, Josh plans on giving some of his money to his church who, he says, has been very good to him.

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THE 2021 USA MULLET CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER

2021 champ, 11-year-old Allan Baltz ALSO saw it as an opportunity to give back.

I wish all the best to ALL of our Kentucky representatives in the USA Mullet Championship. I know the old song says, "Don't go chasin' waterfalls." But if it means a big win, go for it.

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