David Traver: World Beard Champ


Meet David Traver, winner of the 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Anchorage, Alaska.

Traver’s 20.5 inches of facial hair in the shape of a snowshoe beat out more than 140 others on Saturday to become the coolest beard in the world. It won him a commemorative gold pan and a salmon fishing trip.

The 33-year-old from Anchorage, who also took home the first prize in the freestyle beard category, said he now plans to shave his face clean for charity. He said his beard will be shaved in the name of whoever makes the largest donation to Covenant House.

[Via Anchorage Daily News]