Like Facial Hair? Why Not Compete in World Beard & Moustache Championship?
Three hundred contestants competed in a facial hair competition this weekend in Portland, Oregon.
Overall, 18 different categories of facial hair were paraded in front of six judges at the World Beard & Moustache Championships. The competitors were diverse, from nine foreign countries, the Virgin Islands, and 29 U.S. states.
The winners weren’t only those with the biggest facial hair. Judges were also looking for contestants whose facial hair “best enhances their overall appearance, style, and personality.”
Competitors entered their coifed hair in the categories that match their facial hair growth. For the moustache, those were natural, English, Dali, imperial (small and bushy with tips arching up), Hungarian, and freestyle.
In the beard category, there were Gandalf, a monk, and a farmer. For the full beard, the categories included natural, styled mustache, Verdi, and Garibaldi (the length of the beard does not exceed 20 centimeters and a moustache is integrated).
The winner of the competition was Madison Rowley, with a bushy beard with flowers. How cute.