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Hairy contestants are wild for whiskers

Monday, November 04, 2013 - 00:55

Nov. 4 - Some 200 competitors from 20 countries show off their beards at an international championship in southern Germany. Tara Cleary reports.

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A rousing procession for some serious stubble. It's the World Beard Championship in Germany and no bristles are too bizarre for this crowd. Well, maybe for some … Around 200 competitors from 20 countries gathered in praise of facial hair. SOUNDBITE: Truman Castor, competitor from the U.K., saying (English): "They're a bit out there, a bit wacky, a bit weird and wonderful. You can create anything you want from it. It's expression in its purest form." SOUNDBITE: Alessandro, competitor from Italy, saying (English): "My father has a beard and with the beard, I could never see his lips because he had this beard so it's something, I always wanted something in my face, like a beard." The main competition categories were mustaches, chin beards and whiskers, full beards and "trendy" beards. And win or lose, for these lucky contestants, fuzz was favorite.

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Hairy contestants are wild for whiskers

Monday, November 04, 2013 - 00:55