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On Saturday night, 12/4/10, the 3rd Annual Beard and Moustache Competition took place in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at club Europa.
Spectators and contestants alike came from far and wide to watch and be apart of the show. Categories included, best fake facial hair (as to not leave out the ladies) best moustache, best gotee, my personal favorite-best freestyle, best recession beard (kind of a shout to the new grower who may have embarked on his beard journey as a result of the current economy), and last but not least-best full beard,these are the dudes that have trully invested years to their chin hair growth….
Two dear friends, Myk O’Connor and Karolina Gwiazda were key players in making this event come together. Myk was the MC-giving Jimmy Fallon a run for his late night credentials, and Karolina was one of the judges. The night culminated with Myk’s engagement to Karolina! Fun, festivities and facial hair were enjoyed by all.
to read more about the contest and the winners check out
here are some of my fave shots I got at the event.
an all American Tom Selleck…
best facial hair on a chick collecting her 1st place win
every winner gets a kiss from Vanna, I mean Karolina…
this guy had an amazing ‘freestyle’ beard’
a well accessorized recession beard
the top contenders in each category take the stage for best in show, determined by applause…
Myk takes center stage to declare his love for the lovely Karolina
she said yes :) <3
Bill Mitchell hand carves a new walking stick for every contest, and upon winning best in show presented it to Myk and Karolina as a present.