The Passion of the beard

Best beard winner "is to bearding what the Octomom is to motherhood."

Jack Passion, a 25-year-old American musician, has the world’s best beard. Seriously. In 2007, Passion won first place in the World Beard and Moustache Championships in the category “full beard: natural.” The victory, as the Los Angeles Times reports, launched him to “overnight celebrity in the insular subculture of competitive facial hair.” He just finished a book called The Facial Hair Handbook. Passion, whose explosion of red facial hair reaches down to his belt (it’s been growing for six years), will try to defend his title at the upcoming championships in Anchorage, Alaska this year. Says a fellow competitive bearder about Passion: “He is to bearding what the Octomom is to motherhood.”

Los Angeles Times

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