Monday, May 16, 2011

German gets top place in world best beard competition at Norway

In Trondheim, Norway, a German hairdresser has succeeded the label of world's best beard at the World Beard and Moustache Championship.

Elmar Weisser, 47, defeated 160 participants to the award with his complicated facial hair monument of a moose. It is the third time Mr. Weisser has come out as champion.
In 2005 he succeeded with a beard fashioned into the form of Berlin's Brandenberg Gate, and in 2007 with a depiction of London's Tower Bridge.
He said he had started organizing his creation for the Trondheim event at 7am, with the assist of his sister. "When my beard is not approached, it goes down to my waist. It is kind of folded up," he told the AFP news agency.
The World Beard and Moustache Championship have been organizing every two years since 1995 and its administrators say it is "the premier event in the worldwide sport of bearding".
Competitors from around the world contend in 14 types, as well as natural goatee, sideburns freestyle, Hungarian moustache and majestic partial beard.
The administrators say the ground has conventionally been subjugated by Europeans but that the US, which has doubled hosted the event, is fast becoming "the world's new facial hair super power".

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