France holds first beard Championship in Paris (Photos/Video)


    Over the weekend, men sporting hipster moustaches and Verdi beards gathered in Paris for the first French Beard Championship, a national competition where 30 finalists in five categories faced off for the title of best beard.

    The finalists were previously put forward by a grand jury and paraded on a catwalk. Their beards were then judged by a jury made up of five people.

    Richard Palatchi, who has grown his beard out for three and a half years, won the audacious beard category, beating three other men in a free-style facial hair category. He said the only preparation he made was to…

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