Your Finalists are Ready for Battle: May the Best Beard Win

Lily Butler for Hanes

The time has come. In one final showdown, two tested competitors go hair-to-hair for the title of Facial Hair Face-Off Champion and the chance to brush moustaches with the greats at this year’s National Beard and Moustache Championships. Prepare to name your victor!

[Update: The polls for round three are now closed.]

Determining the winners of round two required scrupulous counting of each and every vote cast before the 6pm cutoff. (We take our facial hair competitions very seriously.) These two beardletes have come a long way, and Hanes X-Temp™ technology has made it a cool, dry ride despite high levels of hairiness.


Let’s recap: In a true underdog story, AdamAlvarado’s stylish stache and eyebrows that channel Mr. Grinche (in the best way) turned the tables on his formidable opponents. Some even wondered whether he employed voodoo sorcery to thin his opponents’ beards. [Update: This accusation has been investigated and found to be without merit.] Then we have Aaron Leff’s seemingly invincible full beard, which beat out early favorites like JardMonkey aka BeardBaby (or BabyBeard depending on where you’re from) and SilenceIsACrime. But does his bald head and full facial hair have the strength to overcome AdamAlvarado’s quizzical moustachio? That, my friends, is up to you.

The competition has reached a boiling point. But that’s the only kind of heat our finalists have to worry about now that Hanes X-Temp™ technology is in t-shirts, underwear, and socks that keep them cool and comfortable even at peak hotness and hairiness. If you’re finding it difficult to rep your hairy pride because you’re rocking a thick layer of body hair that’s starting to feel like a sauna suit, newly discovered Hanes X-Temp™ technology is your friend. It evaporates sweat quickly to keep even the hairiest among us cool, so they can get weird with their beards even when the heat is on.

Lily Butler is a content producer at Studio@Gawker.

This post is a sponsored collaboration between Hanes and Studio@Gawker.

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