2020 MEANest BEARD Worldwide Champion by MEAN BEARD

The 2020 MEANest BEARD Worldwide CHAMPION

We are proud to announce the 2020 MEANest BEARD Worldwide Champion.

Congratulations to Kevin Boling from Moses Lake, Washington, USA!

2020 MEANest BEARD Worldwide Champion

Kevin Boling - Moses Lake, Washington, USA @kevinsbeard
Bearded since 2015.
My calling is exploring the land the good man gave us and finding ways to live off it. You can find me hanging out with my buddy and dog, Skipper, helping my daughter and son in law with their new house, fishing and planning a Columbia River two month long trip. When the season is right, my brother and I hunt for some of the best mushrooms in western Washington; oyster, lobster, morel, lions mane, and cauliflower to name a few.
MEAN BEARD Motto:  It's never too late to change your life. To be happy, to follow your dreams and live life to the fullest.
"When I found out I had high blood pressure and cholesterol, I realized if I wanted to see my grandchildren grow up, I had to get serious about my physical health. Eating right and daily exercise quickly became a priority. Happy to report I found out a couple weeks ago my cholesterol and blood pressure are finally at healthy levels! I feel like I got yet another second chance to live my life. My beard is a representation of my life. When I started growing my beard, I was smoking cigarettes and living an unhealthy lifestyle. My beard hasn't been trimmed and shows the life I used to live and the one I choose to live every day since 2016. There's even a little bit of yellow hair. Some have encouraged me to cut it off but I see it as a reminder of overcoming the struggle and turning into a healthier, happier me."

Kevin has been awarded the 2020 MEANest BEARD Worldwide CHAMPION title by the 5 person MEAN BEARD Judge Panel and will receive a trophy and a MEAN BEARD prize pack and beard care products valued at up to $1,000. 

Judge Barry Stock, Founder-Partner of MEAN BEARD and also the lead guitarist with the rock band Three Days Grace says, "It’s cool to see that bit of history in Kevin's beard and to know that he changed his way to get healthy because of his grandkids who inspired him. His beard is a cool color with the white coming in, he looks like a wizard."

 

TOP 3 2020 MEANest BEARD Worldwide Contest by MEAN BEARD

Thank you to the TOP 3 finalists.  You are all very deserving of the MEANest BEARD title. Praveen Parameswar who is a national beard champion in his home country of India and aims to grow the biggest beard even though society shuns him.  We were very impressed by not only the size of Praveen's beard but also his incredibly supportive community behind him that left hundreds of votes for him on our website, and to Serge Tremblay from Canada who's super precise beard gave him a boost of confidence to emerge out of his comfort zone and accomplish his ambition to become a bartender.  It's not only the beard, it's the attitude that defines a MEAN BEARD. 

To the entire TOP 12 finalists. You are all winners in our minds. You all have super beards with great stories that personify what a MEAN BEARD is.  You make it clear that a MEAN BEARD is a symbol of strength, freedom, truth, patience and perseverance. 

TOP 12 2020 MEANest BEARD Worldwide Contest by MEAN BEARD

To all 115 MEAN BEARD Contestants from 11 countries far and wide including Australia, Brazil, India, Russia, Trinidad & Tobago, Holland, Sweden, Poland, Canada, USA, and the UK, it was great to have you with us sharing in this event and showing the world how MEAN your beard is!  We look forward to you joining us again in the 2021 contest!  Until then, stay MEAN! 

 

You can view all 115 contestants on MEAN BEARD Instagram or Facebook, see their full stories in the MEAN NEWS blog or a brief look in the contest photo gallery!

15 comments

Mike & BethAnne Carlson

Congrats ! Amazing back story and beard. From your friends in Napavine, WA

Mike & BethAnne Carlson
Robert Lamarche

While there were many fantastic beards in the contest, Kevin’s is truly epic. But more than that, it reflects and chronicles Kevin’s path towards a healthier life, and his nature as a genuinely good-hearted man. Bravo!

Robert Lamarche
Brandie Aughinbaugh

Awesome!! Great story and beard! Congrats!

Brandie Aughinbaugh
Kimberly sager

Congrats Kevin!!

Kimberly sager
Don Ault

Congrats Kevin, you had my vote. What an amazing beard and attitude toward your accomplishments. Life is good and we have to make the best of it, as you are doing. Best of luck to you and your family.

Don Ault
Alan Bainbridge

Congratulations on the Meanest Beard and all of the amazing changes! Truly an inspiration to everyone to take action and improve their lives. AWB

Alan Bainbridge
M Arif

Hi Kevin.. Well deserved.. glad I voted for you man.. Best Wishes, Keep rocking that beard! Take Care 😌

M Arif
Donna Jones

Kevin is my son and I know him like the back of my hand but he always amazes me at his goals in life . He expects a lot of himself and always reaches his goals.

Donna Jones
Care

CONGRATULATIONS to Kevin! Hes a wonderful and inspiring man. Ya’ll should consider using Kevin as a representative of your company as I haven’t seen any white beards in your advertising. And hes super hot looking! Peace☮

Care
Sandra

Felicitaciones Kevin👏🎩hermosa barba salvaje y actitud 💯el gran ganador mucho éxito y bendiciónes 🙏👍

Sandra
Maciek_brodaty

✌️👍👌👊

Maciek_brodaty
Sajo johnson

Congrats Kevin….. But its very disappointed that our Praveen didn’t get the deserved position… 😞

Sajo johnson
Ronda Vincent

You are a inspiration and I knew you could do it my friend I’m so freaking excited for you love you kevin 💕

Ronda Vincent
Troy Tumlin

Congratulations Kevin Boling on your nomination, you sir definitely have a MEAN Beard,and are deserving of the recognition!! Also to the other nominees you all have truly awesome beards👍🏻👍🏻

Troy Tumlin
Michael Trammell

Congrats Kevin !!! A well deserved Winner for sure ! Amazing Beard !!!

Michael Trammell

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