Cal Poly Universities’ float once again took home the Viewers’ Choice Award at the Rose Parade, collecting 20,788 of the 50,535 votes cast in the online KTLA.com contest.
It’s the second time Cal Poly has been honored with the award, which was given out for the first time last year.
This year’s Cal Poly entry — a joint effort by students from San Luis Obispo and Pomona — also took home the parade’s Bob Hope Humor Award.
The float, titled “Jungle Cuts,” featured a whimsical collection of animals getting their hair styled by monkey barbers.
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Cal Poly won the Viewers’ Choice Award in 2009 for “Seaside Amusement,” tallying 3,219 votes out of more than 10,000 total in the inaugural contest.
This year’s float was the 62nd consecutive entry by the two California State University schools.