Humboldt County local gets national recognition for his mullet


HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM)- Guy Fieri, Sara Bareilles, and Alex Cappa are a few names of people that have gone from the redwoods to the limelight, but there is another Humboldt County local that wants to put Humboldt on the map in a different way.

Some may know it as the Tennessee top hat, the Kentucky waterfall, the business in the front, party in the back or just simply the mullet, but for a southern Humboldt native, it’s more than just a hairstyle.

“There’s a lot of different takes on it. For some people it’s edgy, it’s a little different,” said Whitethorn resident Jesse McKee. “I guess that can apply to me, but it feels kind of like it fits my personality and who I am.”  

That hairstyle and lifestyle has gotten him national recognition, top three in the USA Mullet Championship.

McKee has been rocking the mullet for a few years now and when he heard about the competition, he wanted to see if he could make it to the top and represent Humboldt County.

Not only is McKee using his glorious mullet to take him to the prestigious spot of number one in the USA Mullet Championship, but he is also hoping to bring awareness to a good cause.

“All the proceeds are going towards to stop soldier suicide. I’ll be donating any of the prize money I win either first, second or third go straight to stop soldier suicide,” said McKee. “So, it’s a good cause. If I win, you’ll be helping everybody. It’s in everyone’s benefit to vote for me.”

McKee has one last message for all Humboldt County.

“Go to USA Mullet Champ, vote for Jesse McKee. Keep your Trans Am heavy metal.”

McKee is currently in second and is hoping to take the top spot. So, to vote, click here. Voting ends Sunday at 11:59 p.m.

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