Mandurah's best mullet? Local legend claims national title at Mulletfest 2020

Mandurah boy Dean Singh has a claim to fame any larrikin would be proud of.

He has the best junior mullet in all of Australia.

The six-year-old took out the title at Mulletfest 2020 - an anuual competition celebrating the infamous hairstyle in a small country town in New South Wales.

Dean beat out 20 other legendary mullets in his four to seven-year-old category to take the crown - which now sits atop his long luscious locks.

I like my mullet

Dean Singh

Dean told the Mandurah Mail it "felt good" to win.

"I like my mullet," he said.

"I've been growing it for six years, I've never had a haircut.

"My friends always talk about my mullet, they like it too."

Dean has been growing out his mullet since he was born - "I've never had a haircut," he said. Photo: Supplied.

Dean has been growing out his mullet since he was born - "I've never had a haircut," he said. Photo: Supplied.

Dean's mum, Cheree Power, said her son had been wanting to enter into a mullet competition for years but most of them did not have a junior category.

The family, who are currently road tripping around Australia, decided to take the opportunity with both hands to be a part of Mulletfest while they happened to be in New South Wales.

"I'm a big fan of the mullet," Ms Power laughed.

"So many people wanted to talk to him at the festival - he was on the TV and on the front page of newspapers and so many people just at the festival stopped him to take a photo with him."

Started in 2018 as a simple idea to unite both mullet lovers and growers, Mulletfest has quickly become the talk of the nation - attracting droves from across the country and the world to the Chelmsford Hotel every year.

With more than 245 entries this year, the event doubles as an important chance to raise funds for worthy local charities.

I saw lots of good mullets but I still like my mullet the best.

Dean Singh

Dean said he was glad to be a part of the fun at Mulletfest 2020.

"I have a little trophy now," he giggled.

"I saw lots of good mullets but I still like my mullet the best."

For more information about Mulletfest, visit the website.

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