Got A Beard, Got Talent? Get Paid.

The 'Most Talented Beard in America' contest started this past July with a quest to find bearded men with talent. The goal was to discover furry phenoms, and reward them for making the world a better, or 'bearder,'' place to live. Hundreds of men answered the call for a chance to win $20,000, an arsenal of Wahl grooming tools and the title of 'Wahl Man of the Year.' Ten men made the cut, and America’s votes decided the winner.

About the Contest

Bearded men from across the country submitted a video of themselves performing a talent. What kind of talents? You name it! We saw jugglers, rappers, comedians, dancers and so much more. Ten fuzzy-faced finalists were chosen, but public votes determined the top 3 winners.

The Stakes

There are 10 finalists, but only 3 will win BIG! First place scores $20,000 and the coveted title of 'Wahl Man of the Year.' The 2nd place winner takes home $10,000 and 3rd place wins $5,000.

1st Place :    $20,000 and the title of Wahl Man of the Year
2nd Place :     $10,000 3rd Place :    $5,000
10 Finalists :   $500 and beard grooming gear

The Winners

1st Place and $20,000: Ben Tajnai from Milwaukee, has graced thousands with his angelic voice, most notably singing the National Anthem for the Milwaukee Bucks. It’s been said he’s the team’s lucky charm, and fans repaid him in a big way by helping him bring home the title of Wahl Man of the Year.

2nd Place and $10,000: Ben Davis Jr. from Chillicothe, OH, is a singer whose down-home song is accompanied by his acoustic guitar.

3rd Place and $5,000: Collin Smith from Omaha, NE, is a multi-talented marvel whose skills include smooth guitar playing, skateboarding, standing backflips and fire juggling.

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