We are proud to announce the TOP 3 MEANest BEARDS in the world for 2018. These men were selected by the 10 person MEAN BEARD judge panel, narrowed down from the TOP 12 MEANest BEARDS out of the 141 MEAN BEARD contestants from 19 countries who participated in the 2018 MEANest BEARD Worldwide Contest.
Narrowing down the TOP 12 list to the TOP 3 MEANest BEARDS was a challenge for the judges. The judges unanimously agree that all of the top 12 contestants have exceptional beards, unique in their own way, and they all have a story and a meaning behind their beard that inspires greatness. All top 12 contestants have beards that are a symbol of strength, freedom, truth, patience and perseverance which defines a MEAN BEARD, and they all clearly share the same passion for the beard. Ultimately, the judges will have to determine the one sole winner for the title of the 2018 World's MEANest BEARD. The decision has been made, each judge has cast their vote selecting their top 3 choices out of the top 12, the results have been tabulated.
The TOP 3 MEANest BEARDS of 2018, in no particular order are:
|Bearded Since:||Not counting a small break in the airforce, I've been bearded for as long as I've been able. In numbers, it's about 19-20 years now.|
|What Do You Do? (Career, Hobbies, Interests)||I work as a CNC-operator by day and by night I spend time with my cats, my girlfriend, friends, go to a lot of concerts, watch movies/shows or play video games. In the warmer half of the year I like to take long walks or bike around in nature.|
|What's Your Motto / What Do You Stand For?||If you look though, you have to be nice. Be yourself no matter what and treat people with the dignity and respect they deserve.|
|Tell Us Why You Have The MEANEST Beard? (What Is Your Story? What Inspired You To Grow A Beard? Who Is The Man Behind The Beard?)||I think that a beard is just a part of my genes. I've never seen my dad without a beard and while growing up, it just felt like a beard was the only path to go down. Clean shaven never even occurred to me once. I never felt complete though until I started to grow out a full beard in September 2013. It felt like I found myself for the first time in my life. This is me. This beard will follow me into my grave many years for now.|
"Jonas is the Swedish Beard and Moustache Champion 2016 & 2018. He has served in the Swiss Air Force. That was his only time, outside of childhood without a beard. Jonas has a moustache that goes on for days and a beard the size of the Swiss Alps." - MEAN BEARD Judge Panel
|What Do You Do? (Career, Hobbies, Interests)||I'm a bartender in Seattle, Washington. Retired puck/rock bass player!! Motorcycle riding badass!! Classic car enthusiast Beardsman.|
|What's Your Motto / What Do You Stand For?||Behind stubble, No trouble!!! Life is short, live life and have a good time!!! Grow a MEAN BEARD!!!|
|Tell Us Why You Have The MEANEST Beard? (What Is Your Story? What Inspired You To Grow A Beard? Who Is The Man Behind The Beard?)||I've been growing my beard for over 17 years now. Growing up, my uncle was a PNW lumberjack & was a big burley man with a big beard. Then being from Seattle & the 90's music scene I was always growing something on my face. Now being a bartender it helps people remember me. They might not remember my name, but they can't forget the MEAN BEARD!!!|
"Patrick is a US National Champion. He was awarded 1st place Partial Beard at the 2018 Great American Beard and Moustache Championship. Patrick also is currently 2nd in the World holding the Partial Beard title - the 2017 World Beard and Moustache Championship. He also has numerous other wins at the local levels. Patrick has the best slogan - "They might not remember my name, but they can't forget the MEAN BEARD!!!" - MEAN BEARD Judge Panel
|What Do You Do? (Career, Hobbies, Interests)||Owner of a professional moving company. Travel. Trail running. fishing. Most importantly family and friends.|
|What's Your Motto / What Do You Stand For?||Work hard play harder.|
|Tell Us Why You Have The MEANEST Beard? (What Is Your Story? What Inspired You To Grow A Beard? Who Is The Man Behind The Beard?)||My wife's grandfather inspired me to grow a beard he never did. Now I'm a second place national champion. It's been a great journey meeting friends from around the world who knew that a beard would unite us.|
"Gerry is the US 2nd place National Champion Natural Beard under 18 inches - the 2018 Great American Beard and Moustache Championship. He also holds the 1st place title at the 2018 Cincinnati Beard Barron's Big Whisker Revival for Natural Beard over 10 inches. Gerry has one of the widest and fullest beards in this competition." - MEAN BEARD Judge Panel
Look forward to January 14th! The MEAN BEARD judge panel will announce the Champion of the 2018 MEANest BEARD Worldwide Contest. The Winner will claim title as the MEANest BEARD Worldwide Champion.
The champion will claim the MEANest BEARD trophy and a MEAN prize pack valued up to $1,000 which includes beard care products from MEAN BEARD Co., and awesome prizes donated from the contest sponsors - Kickasso Kustoms, Gonzalez Handmade, Ella Jude, Whiskertin Lighting, Applecreek Specialty Foods, and MEAN Clothing Company.
Feel free to leave a comment below! We'd love to hear your thoughts and who you think should be the Champion 2018 World's MEANest BEARD. We'll be giving away a $100 MEAN PRIZE PACK this week to one lucky person who leaves a comment here on our contest blog!