Allen Haumann from Boise, Idaho was one of our favorite characters of the entire competition. He started growing his beard, modeled here with curlers that were sure to show off his beard’s full beauty, because he and his friend Rebecca saw coverage of the international competition in Anchorage, Alaska a few years back, and she challenged him to grow a beard. Three years later, Allen did just that, and won the state competition in Idaho in August. “Shaving is evil” is his motto. We’re right on board with you there, Allen.