Each year, hundreds of bearded men from around the world compete in the World Beard and Mustache Championships, a very real, very awesome contest of bristles and wills. This year, more than 300 whiskered warriors traveled to Austria to flaunt their facial hair and vie for the title of hirsute master of the world's bearded masses.
This year, winners game from Germany, Austria and the U.S., according to ABC, with "Wolfgang Schneider taking out the top prize in the natural mustache category, Wolfgang Servay winning the goatee sub-category in partial beards, and Knapp Armin winning the freestyle full beard category."
Whatever, ABC: we're here for the beards. Check out these ridiculous profiles in bearded glory below. You won't be sorry.
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