Posts tagged ‘World Beard and Moustache Championships’

August 23, 2011

Switzerland’s Alpine Beard Festival 2011 Kicks Off In Chur

by Accidental Bear

via www.huffingtonpost.com

The wild and mangy whiskers of some 60 European hopefuls went on display over the weekend as the 2011 Alpine Beard Festival kicked off in Chur, Switzerland. As the Daily Mail is reporting, the event — now in its 26th year — drew hairy locals as well as some contestants from neighboring Germany and Austria. The event rivals the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Trondheim, Norway. MORE PICS

August 3, 2011

What is Your Spirit Animal? Whisker Wars Coming Soon: Aug 5th (VIDEO)

by Accidental Bear

A docu-comedy set in the world of competitive facial hair growing. Following a group of men as they travel the country in search of top honors in a host of competitions, from the National Beard and Mustache Championship in Bend, OR to the World Competition in Norway. With Germany the reigning champion, over 80 local U.S. chapters attempt to come together to form Beard Team USA. Series personalities include Jack Passion (Calif.), a world beard champion and author of “Facial Hair Handbook;” Myk O’Connor (Brooklyn, NY), a member of the Gotham City Beardsmen Alliance; and Bryan Nelson and Allen Demling, of the Austin Facial Hair Club.

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Whisker Wars coming soon to IFC! Visit http://www.ifc.com/whisker-wars for more information.

July 30, 2011

Beard News: Fake Bearded Robbery, World’s Best Beard, Stroke that Beard Art, Duke Grizzly Andrew…

by Accidental Bear

Woman dresses as man, draws on beard in robbery COTTONDALE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a woman who dressed like a man and drew a beard on her face has robbed an Alabama bank. Police say the suspect robbed the Cottondale branch of the Bank of Tuscaloosa and she may have been involved in another bank heist earlier this month. Witnesses told officers she had a “drawn on” beard when she entered the bank. Police say she told tellers she had a bomb and demanded money after placing a device on a counter. She took an undisclosed amount of money and then fled the scene. The FBI and local police are investigating.  

Grizzly Andrew: Duke grows grand old beard during 12-day wilderness trek For a man who enjoys a pampered  jetset lifestyle, Prince Andrew seems remarkably comfortable in the wild. In fact, with his Grizzly Adams beard he looks quite the backwoodsman during a boys’ own canoeing expedition in Canada. While aides at home negotiated some choppy waters by revealing he was stepping down from his controversial post as a UK trade ambassador, Andrew was tackling the rapids of the Horton River inside the Arctic Circle. 

 

Another American champion returns home… the man with the world’s bestWorld champ: Burke Kenny poses after winning first place in the full beard with styled moustache category
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The world of international facial hair contests is a highly competitive one with participants taking it all very seriously. So Burke Kenny, of Olympia in Washington state, is rightly proud of winning the coveted title of world’s best ‘full beard with styled moustache.’ The 26-year-old has just returned from the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Trondheim, Norway.

ART: Yes, Stroke the beard of Garrett Bobby Ferguson

 

                                                                                                                                          

 

 

 

July 23, 2011

2011 Beard World Champion Crowned: Winner Compares His Beard to Women’s Breast

by Accidental Bear

(via www.theolympian.com)

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Burke Kenny said it’s not unusual to notice people staring at his chest.

“I have to say, `I’m up here,'” he said, pointing to his face. “Just like a girl.”

Of course, they’re probably not really staring at his chest so much as they’re looking at what’s covering it: An amazingly full and curly brunet beard with auburn undertones that contrast against the straight black hair on his head.

The 26-year-old Olympia resident recently returned from the World Beard and Mustache Championships in Trondheim, Norway, where he took first place in the full beard with styled mustache category. He won the same title four years ago in England, when he became the youngest international facial hair champion.

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