After six weeks and an amazing influx of entries from Lio fans all across the country, Lio creator Mark Tatulli has hand-picked his favorite entries for the Lio Look-Alike Contest finals!
Hey, everyone! Mark Tatulli here. First and foremost, let me extend my deepest thanks to all of those who entered the first-ever Lio Look-Alike Contest! Seeing so much enthusiasm for the strip has been a blast. I've enjoyed seeing all of the creative ways fans staged their photos - many with props, homemade costumes, and of course, Lio's trademark spiked hairdo. Each and every contestant photo brought a smile to my face. With so many great entries, narrowing it down to just six was incredibly tough!
About the finalists: These six contestants nailed it, right down to their inclusion of the hometown newspaper. They've got the look, but what's more, each of them really captured the spirit of Lio. It was a tough field of competitors, but these six (in no particular order) rose above the rest:
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And lest I forget, I have to give honorable mention to one more entry. Had this been a Lio's Dad Look-Alike Contest, this contestant would have won, hands down:
Well, it doesn't get any easier from here, but at least my part of the judging is done. Now it's your turn! Which of the six finalists should win the first-ever Lio Look-Alike Contest? Vote now!
Thanks again to all of the participants. Don't forget to place your vote, and then come back here September 28 to see the winner!