Got A Beard, Got Talent? Get Paid.
The 'Most Talented Beard in America' contest started this past September 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.
1st Place and $20,000: Jonathan Brannan from Ocean Springs, Miss., can carry a tune, drop a dad joke — and sport a sweet beard. It's his range of talents, along with a knack for balancing family and fun, that earned him the title of Wahl Man of the Year.
2nd Place and $10,000: Benjamin Taylor from Glenwood, Md., explains his talents through sign-language, showcasing his fire baton twirling skills, close-up magic and more.
3rd Place and $5,000: Cliff Prowse from Little Rock, Ark., is a multi-instrument musician who brings it all together in one smooth compilation.