Introducing the 126 MEANest BEARD contestants for 2017.
Representing 23 countries, many of these men have an incredible story behind their beard.
A short brief is written on each photo here in the gallery. 
Full story & photo of each contestant is featured on MEAN BEARD Instagram & Facebook.
The MEAN BEARD 10 Judge Panel will announce:
Top 12 on January 12th, Top 3 on January 15th & Winner on January 17th. 
Good luck to all and thank you for entering the MEANest BEARD Worldwide Contest.