Photos: Winners of the Beard Championship!

Photos: Winners of the Beard Championship!

Yes, you read that right. The 2016 National Beard and Moustache Championship was held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. And the results are impressive.



"Just For Men," bearded and moustache wearing guys from all over the country held court with Fu Manchus, goatees, sideburns, handlebars and what-not. English moustaches, Imperial moustaches and a Garibaldi were among some of the categories.



There were a total 300 participants in 18 categories ranging from Natural Goatee to the Elegant Imperial Moustache and a freestyle.



Winners were judged based on their originality and creativity in the freestyle categories. For all other categories, the facial hair that best enhanced the overall appearance, style and personality of the competitor was rewarded. 

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The top honors went to Taylor Weldon, who wowed with his epic Verdi-style ginger whiskers. His prize? - A bouquet of beers.



Proceeds from the event went to the Tennessee Wildlife Federation (TWF)'s Hunters for the Hungry program. For more photos and details of participation in the next year's contest, visit the official website.

Next year, the competition is set to be held in Los Angels.
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