Battle of the beards: 'World Beard and Moustache' champions crowned

Battle of the Beards: World Beard and Moustache Champions Crowned

With No-Shave November just days away, many of you out there will be enjoying your last few days of baby-faced bliss. These guys already have a pretty good head start on you ...

More than 300 contestants from 29 states and nine foreign countries descended on Portland, Oregon, this weekend for the annual World Beard and Moustache Championships.

Now, the goal for a competitor isn't just to have the longest or the largest facial hair -- it's about creating a look that quote "enhances his overall appearance, style, and personality."

There was an astonishing array of grizzly facial hair on display, from the impressively large to the immaculately stylized. There was even this quite majestic cheese puff-incorporated number.

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Battle of the beards: 'World Beard and Moustache' champions crowned
Former World Beard Champion, Gerhard Knapp, from Germany, poses ahead of competition at the third annual National Beard and Moustache Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 11, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Germany's Pia Weis prepares her husband Hans-Peter for the Full Beard Freestyle event ahead of the World Beard and Moustache Championships in the northern city of Trondheim, on May 15, 2011. AFP PHOTO/JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17: John Beardman of the Australian Bushrangers poses during a media call ahead of the World Beard and Moustache Championships at Bonython Park on May 17, 2009 in Adelaide, Australia. The World Beard and Moustache Championships will be held at Anchorage, Alaska on May 23, 2009. The competition features a variety of categories from the Dali moustache to the full beard freestyle. (Photo by James Knowler/Getty Images)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17: Nathaniel Beard of the Australian Bushrangers poses during a media call ahead of the World Beard and Moustache Championships at Bonython Park on May 17, 2009 in Adelaide, Australia. The World Beard and Moustache Championships will be held at Anchorage, Alaska on May 23, 2009. The competition features a variety of categories from the Dali moustache to the full beard freestyle. (Photo by James Knowler/Getty Images)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17: Facey McStubblington of the Australian Bushrangers poses during a media call ahead of the World Beard and Moustache Championships at Bonython Park on May 17, 2009 in Adelaide, Australia. The World Beard and Moustache Championships will be held at Anchorage, Alaska on May 23, 2009. The competition features a variety of categories from the Dali moustache to the full beard freestyle. (Photo by James Knowler/Getty Images)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17: (L-R) The Australian Bushrangers, Nathaniel Beard, John Beardman, Facey Mc Stubblington and Johann Beardraven pose during a media call ahead of the World Beard and Moustache Championships at Bonython Park on May 17, 2009 in Adelaide, Australia. The World Beard and Moustache Championships will be held at Anchorage, Alaska on May 23, 2009. The competition features a variety of categories from the Dali moustache to the full beard freestyle. (Photo by James Knowler/Getty Images)
BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 01: A competitor poses for a photograph whilst competing during the World Beard and Moustache Championships at the Brighton Centre on September 1, 2007 in Brighton, England. The World Beard and Moustache Championships is a biennial event participated by beard and moustache wearers from all over the world. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 01: A competitor poses for a photograph whilst competing during the World Beard and Moustache Championships at the Brighton Centre on September 1, 2007 in Brighton, England. The World Beard and Moustache Championships is a biennial event participated by beard and moustache wearers from all over the world. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 01: Contestants look on as they congregate for a group photograph during the World Beard and Moustache Championships at the Brighton Centre on September 1, 2007 in Brighton, England. The World Beard and Moustache Championships is a biennial event participated by beard and moustache wearers from all over the world. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 01: A contestant prepares his freestyle beard during the World and Moustache Championships at the Brighton Centre on September 1, 2007 in Brighton, England. The World Beard and Moustache Championships is a biennial event participated by beard and moustache wearers from all over the world. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 01: The winner of the Natural Full Beard category celebrates victory during the World Beard and Moustache Championships at the Brighton Centre on September 1, 2007 in Brighton, England. The World Beard and Moustache Championships is a biennial event participated by beard and moustache wearers from all over the world. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 01: The winner of the Partial Beards Freestyle category celabrates victory during the World Beard and Moustache Championships at the Brighton Centre on September 1, 2007 in Brighton, England. The World Beard and Moustache Championships is a biennial event participated by beard and moustache wearers from all over the world. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 01: The winner of the Sideburns Freestyle Category celebrates victory during the World and Moustache Championships at the Brighton Centre on September 1, 2007 in Brighton, England. The World Beard and Moustache Championships is a biennial event participated by beard and moustache wearers from all over the world. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 01: A contestant displays his facial hair prior to the World and Moustache Championships at the Brighton Centre on September 1, 2007 in Brighton, England. The World Beard and Moustache Championships is a biennial event participated by beard and moustache wearers from all over the world. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 01: A beard and moustache contestants parades through Brighton Streets prior to the World and Moustache Championships at the Brighton Centre on September 1, 2007 in Brighton, England. The World Beard and Moustache Championships is a biennial event participated by beard and moustache wearers from all over the world. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 01: A contestant displays their moustache prior to the World and Moustache Championships at the Brighton Centre on September 1, 2007 in Brighton, England. The World Beard and Moustache Championships is a biennial event participated by beard and moustache wearers from all over the world. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 01: A contestant displays his facial hair prior to the World and Moustache Championships at the Brighton Centre on September 1, 2007 in Brighton, England. The World Beard and Moustache Championships is a biennial event participated by beard and moustache wearers from all over the world. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 01: Former Beard World Champion Gerhard Knapp displays his beard prior to the World and Moustache Championships at the Brighton Centre on September 1, 2007 in Brighton, England. The World Beard and Moustache Championships is a biennial event participated by beard and moustache wearers from all over the world. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 01: A contestant displays his facial hair prior to the World and Moustache Championships at the Brighton Centre on September 1, 2007 in Brighton, England. The World Beard and Moustache Championships is a biennial event participated by beard and moustache wearers from all over the world. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
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The ceremony even reportedly featured a bizarre rap battle between Team Beard and Team Moustache, because why not? After naming winners in 18 different categories -- including au naturel beard and Salvador Dali mustache -- there could only be one true beard to rule them all ...

KPTV reports, "The overall winner for the Just For Men World Beard & Moustache Championships, Madison Rowley. Look at that, man."

But the event was not without controversy. See, there is another World Beard and Moustache Championship. The World Beard and Moustache Association, founded in 2004, hosts a biennial tournament in Europe.

We Support The True WBMC claims it is the only group with the authority to name a true, fuzzy-faced champion.

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