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'Straya, meet your mullet queen: Mulletfest crowns first lady of party-in-the-back hairdo

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Mulletfest has returned to the NSW coal mining town of Kurri Kurri, with this year's event marking the first time that women have entered the competition.

The country NSW pub that celebrates the mullet hairstyle has crowned its first queen of the party-in-the-back hairdo in front of a crowd of hundreds.

The second annual Mulletfest, held in the coal mining town of Kurri Kurri in the Hunter Valley on Saturday, celebrated the divisive hairstyle which rose to prominence in the latter half of the 20th century and fell into obscurity shortly after.

This year has seen female entrants in Mulletfest for the first time. Michelle "Darlzy" Gearin took out the overall prize.
This year has seen female entrants in Mulletfest for the first time. Michelle "Darlzy" Gearin took out the overall prize.
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This year marked the first time women entered the competition and their bold looks saw them claim three titles including the ranga - redhead - category which was claimed by Newcastle ginger Elyce Kiem.

But the winner of the everyday mullet and the highly-coveted best mullet of all went to Michelle "Darlzy" Gearin

Winner of 'best ranga' category Elyce Kiem shows off her winning 'do in the Hunter Valley town of Kurri Kurri.
Winner of 'best ranga' category Elyce Kiem shows off her winning 'do in the Hunter Valley town of Kurri Kurri.
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Ms Gearin reacted with shock and elation as a beer was poured into her trophy to drink in celebration.

"The mullet is a great d*ckhead filter," she told reporters on Saturday.

Backstage at the competition, it's all smiles as participants gear up to show off.
Backstage at the competition, it's all smiles as participants gear up to show off.
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Ms Gearin  hopes her win will inspire other young women to dress how they want.

"Do whatever you want with your hair girls," she said.

Start 'em young: Zoe and Jaxson Smith at Mulletfest.
Start 'em young: Zoe and Jaxson Smith at Mulletfest.
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