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Barber Tells This ‘Shy’ Insurance Man To Grow A Beard, And It Ends Up Transforming His Life
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Barber Tells This ‘Shy’ Insurance Man To Grow A Beard, And It Ends Up Transforming His Life

If our list of men before-and-after growing a beard growing a beard didn’t convince you that males look way better with facial hair, this story definitely will. Gwilym Pugh was a 21-year-old businessman man who started a successful insurance company in his spare bedroom. However, working from home and injuries made him gain a lot of weight. 280 pounds, to be exact. However, his life-damaging lifestyle changed after his barber urged Gwilym to grow a ginger beard!

“At that time I was pretty overweight, working 12 hours a day, plagued with injuries which meant I couldn’t train at all,” the Welshman told Kathryn Williams from Wales Online. “The business was doing okay, but I decided I need to get my life in order and wanted to get healthy again.”

Gwilym and his friends formed a folk band several years ago. His barber told him to grow a beard to look the part. In line with his new look, the freshly-baked musician decided to expand his transformation cleaning up his diet. The biggest change, however, was quitting his desk job.

“It was the best thing for my health as I stopped sitting for nine to 10 hours a day,” the man who lost 90 pounds over five years explained. As he was shedding weight and growing his beard, Gwilym created an Instagram account. Eventually, Welsh tailor Nathan Palmer stumbled across the now beard model’s picture, and things began escalating really fast.

Now, Gwilym is part of the London agency AMCK Models. He has worked on campaigns with Vans, Bud Light, Diesel, and other big names. His hard work even allowed him to become an ambassador for David Beckham’s new male grooming brand, House 99!

Scroll through pictures of Gwilym Pugh’s weight loss transformation, and you might find the much-needed inspiration to change your life for better, too!

More info: Instagram

Gwilym Pugh was a shy man, working 12 hours a day from his home

Image credits: WalesOnline

But his life was never the same after Gwilym’s barber urged him to grow a beard

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This is how the man looks now

Image credits: Adam Fussell / AMCK Models

“A picture says a thousand words…. Coming from being 22 years old, overweight, plagued with injuries, and unhappy barely leaving the house”

“I’m happier and healthier than I ever thought possible and doing things that didn’t even cross my mind to dream of”

Image credits: Adam Fussell / AMCK Models

Working as a model, Gwilym is even an ambassador of David Beckham’s new male grooming brand

Image credits: House 99

Despite his success, Gwilym remains humble

Image credits: gwilymcpugh

“I think I’m lucky I got into this profession at the age that I did”

Image credits: Gwilym C Pugh

“I try not to get caught up in it all and my girlfriend helps a great deal wit that”

“Having worked in finance for years, the opportunity to work with creative people and travel around the world is amazing”

Image credits: Exposure London

“It was the best thing for my health”

Image credits: gwilymcpugh

In keeping with his new look, Gwilym’s constantly maintaining his body

Image credits: gwilymcpugh

“Regular osteo treatment and morning mobility and HIIT workouts are what’s in order”

Image credits: Gwilym C Pugh

If this won’t convince you to grow a beard, we don’t know what will

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Kimberly Robinson
Community Member
4 years ago

He looks ten times better but it's not just because of the beard. He lost weight, ditched the geek glasses, sculpted his body, dyed his hair redder and started wearing colored contacts in a more intense shade of blue. All of that, together, makes him look better.

Panda Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

And he never smiles.... Gotta have that broody look going.....

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Captain Planet
Community Member
4 years ago

OMG that's amazing. His beard even made him muscles and dress better. If I didn't know better it'd say him altering his entire lifestyle would be the cause of that and not A beard. Dressing better, working out, not smiling anymore in any pictures. Eating better probably as well. He even got a personal photographer that brings him to a lot more interesting places to take photos of him. That's some beard. Makes it also seem alot easier if you just have to get a beard to get all that. This is an eye opener Boredpanda.

Jonathan Eatsalot
Community Member
4 years ago

That's one magical beard!!!

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John L
Community Member
4 years ago

Monika, I may have been born at night, but not last night. You begin things by stating that he was a shy, but successful, insurance businessman. That's an oxymoron. I have Never, ever seen an insurance salesman, who was shy. They don't exist. Granted he made a life-changing decision, but the beard was the result of, not the cause of this.

Cristina Loayza
Community Member
4 years ago

Not really! I am very very shy, and working from home, you can talk over the phone or type, and you do not have to meet the people! That's why its bad! One gets into a room and not socialise at all.

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Phillip Moderow
Community Member
4 years ago

I know someone who grew a beard to improve their self-image. It didn't work for her.

Starflower
Community Member
4 years ago

Lol

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Gabi Horvath
Community Member
4 years ago

I am on the same path. Quit the job I was unhappy with, began to eat healthy, and working out. I am at the very beginning, but I know I am going to make it. I am overweight and although not plagued by health problems so far, but you can't abuse your body a lifetime long. I will be healthy, losing weight, and I will look better because I will be happy. But I definitely am not growing a beard....

Starflower
Community Member
4 years ago

Hooray for you! Do we get to see pics??? Hmmm?

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Jonathan Eatsalot
Community Member
4 years ago

It's what's inside that counts.........oh, wait, no it isn't, it's all about his outside looks. Carry on.

diane a
Community Member
4 years ago

As a shy and self conscious woman one the few things i envy about men is the ability and choice to just - grow a beard to hide behind. OK - as a woman i woudnt actually WANT to sprout long and luxousious facial hair - but still!!

The Dreaded Geek
Community Member
4 years ago

It's pretty much how makeup works for women, you know ...

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Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
4 years ago

He IS beautiful! This does NOT mean however, that ALL men look better with facial hair!

Is it hot in here?
Community Member
4 years ago

He's like a sexy groomed Viking lumberjack yoga instructor.

Susan Gardner
Community Member
4 years ago

Um I think it STARTED with the beard people and it went from there. The beard didn't do it ALL. Why are the comments so judgmental and kind of stupid really. Can't you just be happy for this hunk of gorgeous man. I don't get it. Okay, so he dyed his hair and wore color contacts. So what. Title is just wrong making it all about the beard, which is silly, but we can still appreciate the transformation. SMH

Nova Cash
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4 years ago

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So sick of people writing SMH. Just stop it will you

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Lynn Lee
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4 years ago

"If this doesn't convince you to grow a beard, we don't know what will." Yeah... sureee. I'm sure the 4 billion girls in the world now want to grow a beard.

Annemarie Elshout
Community Member
4 years ago

and a nose job?

Aunt Messy
Community Member
4 years ago

So? I had mine fixed too. I always find it hilarious when people get snotty about plastic surgery. If it bothered him, why not get it fixed? I hated mine starting when I was a small child. As soon as I had the money, I took care of it.

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TC
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4 years ago

280 lbs = 127 kilos for the rest of the world...

Starflower
Community Member
4 years ago

Thanks!

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Jace
Community Member
4 years ago

I think this is the stupidest way to talk about a person changing their look that Bored Panda has ever done. Beards aren't magic. FFS.

Cristina Loayza
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh yes, some guys when in their thirties, decide to sport a beard and it is just magical!!! But this guy redid his whole persona, not just the beard.

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Elena Charlton
Community Member
4 years ago

Has anyone got a winch lying around? I need it to pick my jaw up off the floor...

Captain Planet
Community Member
4 years ago

You don't need a winch. You need a beard. Isn't that clear by now? rofl Beards for everyone!

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Ioana Mircea
Community Member
4 years ago

I have a huge problem..I am a woman, thus can't grow a beard, magical or not.....what do I do?? :))))))

Sarah Blanche Brinsfield
Community Member
4 years ago

Take a deep breath and admire the magical beauty known as The Rare Ginger.

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Kori K. Warriner
Community Member
4 years ago

Whoah...as a ginger fan, my heart is doing palpitations... no, make that somersaults!! Wowza!!! Mhmmm-hmmm!

troufaki13
Community Member
4 years ago

And he loves cats :)

Matthew Hyder
Community Member
4 years ago

Idk, hair besides head hair is kind of itchy or whatever, it kind of bothers me to have it. :p

Wim Cossement
Community Member
4 years ago

So they turned him into a hipster?!?

April
Community Member
4 years ago

Um. Eyebrows change everything.

Phoebe Bean
Community Member
4 years ago

What makes the story even better is that he looks and is happy.

99 Liner
Community Member
4 years ago

Dang so motivational, makes me want to grow a beard and I'm a teenage girl

Lulik
Community Member
4 years ago

I decided that I will also get a beard! The Changing Life Magical Red Beard! And that's no important that I'm a girl.

Cristina Loayza
Community Member
4 years ago

Come on now! Not just about the beard, the had the basic good structure to begin with, he lost that weight, trained, got himself in shape plus he is PHOTOGENIC.... but you have to have had the basics... if not, it would not have worked at all.

Emily Jean
Community Member
4 years ago

If I grow a beard will I grow abs too

Starflower
Community Member
4 years ago

Gotta have #magicbeard tho lol

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Alib
Community Member
4 years ago

Whenever we find meaning and purpose, joy follows and our lives improve. He found meaning and purpose and now he is a beautiful man, inside and out!

Kimberly Robinson
Community Member
4 years ago

The only negative things, to me, are all of his body tats. As a rule, I don't think tattoos look good on people. That's just a personal preference: I like to see skin, not ink.

Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm not for or against tattoos but a cautionary note. I know from personal experience that as you age they start looking like shit. Take it for what it's worth, I didn't care at the time either.

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LSR
Community Member
4 years ago

From geek to unssufferable hipster asshole. How original.

Caroline Driver
Community Member
4 years ago

So, grow a beard and it makes you buff. Damn, that's me doomed forever then, might as well go back to the chocolate chip cookies and ice cream

Starflower
Community Member
4 years ago

Lol

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Jenna Huntington
Community Member
4 years ago

Keeping it trimmed he looks awesome

maggiemoonbeam
Community Member
4 years ago

Agreed. The ragged look doesn't do it for me.

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Sierra Batten
Community Member
4 years ago

Holy ginger-beard! He was cute before, now he is sexxayyy! Fabulous that gave him confidence!

Cherrie Hub
Community Member
4 years ago

two different guys - look at the eye brows!

PrincessConsuelaBananaHammock
Community Member
4 years ago

He's had them dyed and shaped

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SanchaTheSeeker
Community Member
4 years ago

Whether he has the beard or not, he still looks great.

Kawaii Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow, good for him!

JoAnne Klein
Community Member
4 years ago

If only I was 40 years younger and 65 pounds lighter... But I still appreciate eye candy!

Sandra Mason
Community Member
4 years ago

I really wasn't liking him much at all.. but then they showed the photo of him being nice to a cat and now I have no choice but to like him. I just hope he took the cat home and didn't leave it in the street.

Sofie Agni
Community Member
4 years ago

The first thing I noticed were his eyes, not his beard

Kelly
Community Member
4 years ago

Avoid glasses, loose weight, change dresses, voilà.

Starflower
Community Member
4 years ago

Woohoo!

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Viorica Boldor
Community Member
4 years ago

WOW!I would like to meet that barber!Congrats!Great change,this young man is amazing,good for him!So hansome!!

Aish Siva
Community Member
4 years ago

Well I too would like to grow a beard........BUT I CAN'T >:( Damn female hormones. He looks so handsome, that's nuts! Beard all da wayy

Janelle Collard
Community Member
4 years ago

Total hottie now!

Michelle Dodson
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm partial to beards AND gingers, so - YUM!

Andrew Batmann
Community Member
4 years ago

He's my buddy! Go Gwil!

Nova Cash
Community Member
4 years ago

Your claim to fame huh

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Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
4 years ago

I must admit it: I don't like redhaireds but this one, OH ME!

Kim Lorton
Community Member
4 years ago

I think, his growing a beard, was the impetus to make changes! He noticed that he didn’t like how he looked, so he lost weight, he worked out, he kept a picture journal of it all, he joined a band for fun, and stopped sitting for hours a day! So the beard, WAS , the first small change, that began his new way of living! Not the other way around!

Kim Lorton
Community Member
4 years ago

I think, he is absolutely amazing! What a small change can do, to change your entire life! Like faith and the mustard seed! All it takes, is one small change and faith, that you can do it! And in his case, a superb bit of luck and happenstance! It’s never too late to make changes in your life, to make it better, big or small, have faith it can be done! Wow! I’m very impressed!

Steve White
Community Member
4 years ago

Brilliant well done !

Sherrie Glendening
Community Member
4 years ago

DAAAY...UMMM! I'm a sucker for a beard and red hair. Put them together and yahoo!

Shirley Guenther
Community Member
4 years ago

WOW!!!!!

Sofia Bellavista
Community Member
4 years ago

The beard and the long hair caught my attention, him gently playing with a cat in a park sealed the deal. I'm buying.

Christine Musal
Community Member
4 years ago

He looks HOT!

Alberto Dvornicich
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes, just the beard. Weight loss, muscles, being good looking (he already was, actually), wearing fashionable clothes doesn't mean anything. It's just the beard. And this is why I'm going to shave, because now I know my beard doesn't work properly, and it's no longer worth to keep it on my face. ;)

Chris dude
Community Member
4 years ago

Dude looks awesome af tho, nice!

Chris dude
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh, thanks Bored Panda. Rub it in that I can't grow a proper beard and look fabulous af :') My days of modeling won't even start :')

Carol Blackburn
Community Member
4 years ago

New look is great but he lost his smile........need to smile Gwilym. Otherwise you just look like any other man. Your smile makes your eyes twinkle and makes you likeable. Otherwise you look like you just want to plunder and pillage. Think about it! Signed: Carol Blackburn

Axel Brosi
Community Member
4 years ago

adding a beard, being bald and overweight makes a person look prematurely old

Archer
Community Member
4 years ago

It isn't the beard.. At the main picture you notice a better hair, better skin color, better look in the eyes, & in the rest of the pictures, you notice a better body & style.. This man found his mojo, it's not the beard that made the difference, but his new attitude to life, he might even look better with a clean shave.

Heather Stewart
Community Member
4 years ago

WOW! What an amazing transformation!

Amy John
Community Member
4 years ago

Wowza...

mindfkr
Community Member
4 years ago

This makes my heart smile :)

Mito
Community Member
4 years ago

As a straight guy... I am going to say dam ... hawt.... my jaw dropped on the transformation!

Gwendolyn Walker
Community Member
4 years ago

yeah, this definitely worked for him. Don't even look like the same guy... I love facial hair.

Krista Taylor
Community Member
4 years ago

Holy cow...what an amazing transformation! Gorgeous!

Edna Warren
Community Member
4 years ago

He's the same person just more aware. You can change the outside but the inside is what counts. Girls you should stop looking for bad boys and go for the nice guy. I did and he never let me down, my love and best friend.

Sean Curran
Community Member
4 years ago

I conclude that this is inspiring. Not because he is hot now but because he took control of his life with one simple suggestion. It teaches me that when you feel good about yourself, do not limit yourself to just that one experience, keep on finding the next challenge. He literally transformed from unhappy and office average to adventurer and bold.

Brenda Stilwell
Community Member
4 years ago

LOOKS 100% BETTER WITH A BEARD. SLIMED DOWN ALSO.

Connie Martin
Community Member
4 years ago

Heh heh, slime.

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Jesstina Chibinski
Community Member
4 years ago

He was cute anyway, but dayum son, respect.

Diana Hockley
Community Member
4 years ago

Well, he certainly looks hot now!!!

Hańka
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow!

Maggie Collins
Community Member
4 years ago

Gorgeous ginger barbarian! Love it!

Susan Gardner
Community Member
4 years ago

Um I think it STARTED with the beard people. I doubt they are saying the BEARD created all this. Why does everyone want to negate everything. Jealousy I guess. Be happy for him or stfu. Just sayin. SMH

Lisa Shelton
Community Member
4 years ago

Okay I'm sold. If growing a beard will help me lose weight and get a modeling contract then I'm in. Now, tell me how to grow a beard. (Honestly, I'm not sure my husband will be too thrilled with it though.)

David Daisy May Boldock
Community Member
4 years ago

He will only be annoyed if it is better than his lol

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Nyree Huh
Community Member
4 years ago

He didn't just grow a beard, he took care of his health first, then grew the hair and beard.

Jeannine Pope
Community Member
4 years ago

If this is the same person, then I congratulate him on the incredible will and discipline he had to complete this total transformation. However, I have a suspicion that it is not him. The two side-by-side pics don't seem to square for me. The eyebrows, bridge of his nose and lower lip seem to be slightly more angular and slender. The picture where he is smiling as a model his cheeks look nice and round, then I think MAYBE...I don't know that beard theory just seems suspect.

David Daisy May Boldock
Community Member
4 years ago

I agree. Best thing i ever did was grow a beard. I shaved it off once and my ex said good God you look awful. Like an American car with all the chrome removed lol A-man-is-o...01ba9d.jpg A-man-is-only-as-good-as-the-beard-that-wears-him-5a8734301ba9d.jpg

Nini
Community Member
4 years ago

Holy crap I'm gonna grow a beard right now.

Cherie O
Community Member
4 years ago

um wow. just wow

Jesse Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

you just transformed from an 'ugly duckling' into a swan**

Starflower
Community Member
4 years ago

Nice!

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Barbara Velasquez
Community Member
4 years ago

They dont even look alike ...I don't believe it ... AT ALL

HeatherJ
Community Member
4 years ago

Beards are sexy....period

We Were On A Break!
Community Member
4 years ago

On the first pic of his change, the color of his beard is amazing. It's like it's on fire!

ethan gaston
Community Member
2 years ago

And never smile again... dork.

Kikka io
Community Member
4 years ago

the beard was enough to become a great piece of man, then we would be full of ultra-fine. let's say that he had some basic potential, and that he worked on it a lot, plus his beard means that, telling him Italian as I am, now he is "un gran pezzo di figo".

Vicki Campbell
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes, but it almost all gets undone because of those ridiculous tatoos....too bad.

mearz
Community Member
4 years ago

i would grow a beard if will make me get fit like that. won't be easy but gotta be easier than diet and exercise.

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
4 years ago

He is young, resourceful and dedicated to a goal. Goals everyone should strive for. And for those not young, try to be young in thought. The wonder and excitement of every brand new day. We all have one life, one body. Live it and love it.

Revitol Skin Care
Community Member
4 years ago

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Jude
Community Member
4 years ago

That is a remarkable transformation. I'm inspired and should probably grow a beard too. Problem is I'm a woman. But I'll give it my best shot!

Dana Martin
Community Member
4 years ago

He grew eyebrows too, it's not fair to give the beard all the credit.

Mark Detty
Community Member
4 years ago

As a fellow bearded ginger, you had me right up until the man-bun.

Mark Detty
Community Member
4 years ago

As a fellow bearded ginger, you had me right up to the man-bun.

Barb Chandler
Community Member
4 years ago

Good for him though personally I think he would look better in his after picture WITHOUT the beard.

SnowMercy
Community Member
4 years ago

Yas! Another ginger success story. But I do wonder...where are all his souls, oops, I mean freckles!?!

Full Name
Community Member
4 years ago

You know what will make you shave a beard? Eating fried eggs. Try getting yolk out of your beard. Eating sucks with a beard so incredibly much. I don't get how dudes can have full crop dusters over a beard. I sport one each winter because it's cold out, but in the spring I go back to short scruff. Beards are better in the brochure.

Nicola Morley
Community Member
4 years ago

With the hair long, he’d make a good Thor if Chris Hemsworth ever put up his cape.

Marta Puig Orriols
Community Member
4 years ago

urgg. another glorification of body. I liked him better before. Now he looks as if he spends all his time looking at himself in the mirrow: oh I am so handsome...superficiality again, nobody is going to take the time to look what's really inside.

Marcia Rhodes Hale
Community Member
4 years ago

I love beards! His looks best when its kept neatly trimmed and I love the long hair! He has such beautiful red hair! Amazing the transformation!

Noel Marin
Community Member
4 years ago

Did he grow his eyebrows as well? Am I the only one who doubts this is the same guy?

Lauren Williams
Community Member
4 years ago

Nope!! Not convinced to grow a beard!! Facial hair on females not attractive.. don't fall for it ladies, facial hair on us will not give you the hot bod you've always wanted and a beard would so mess with those smoldering eyes and pouty duck lips.. hahaha.. facial hair on most guys.. definitely attractive. I know I love it on my guy!!

Christopher Cunningham
Community Member
4 years ago

It's not the beard. The man already has a good-looking face to begin with. He just needed to lose weight and draw more focus to it. The fiery red hair and bright eyes also help to tie his whole look together. The beard definitely helps, but it's not the center of his attractiveness by any means.

Kyle Nicky
Community Member
4 years ago

Too bad I can't grow a full beard... Guess I will have to be ugly for the rest of my life.

Kyle Nicky
Community Member
4 years ago

I can't grow a full beard. I guess I will just kill myself instead....

Joshua Gayman
Community Member
4 years ago

lol just look at the earlobes

Allana Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

I am so proud of this man! From Geek to Chic in 5 yrs! Not only the looks but he is now in the best health of his life! Darn good thing he has a girlfriend who keeps him grounded or all this fuss and new found fame might make a bro go vain! *L* What a great life lesson for all of us. It's never to late to change your life. You just have to get up off your bum and DO IT!

Ne Nov
Community Member
4 years ago

He looks a lot happier before!

Alexandra
Community Member
4 years ago

This motivates to do exercise and change my hair or do something diferent!!

gannem
Community Member
4 years ago

so white, so male, so cis, so straight. yeah. such transformation, wow

Fiorella Carrascal
Community Member
4 years ago

BIG WOW!

JacekEU
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm 35 and my beard is not growing, simple as that. That is a perk of having very light complexion :)

SarahJane138
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful!!! Life is beautiful.

Santiago Suarez
Community Member
4 years ago

he also grew eyebrows?

Moezarella
Community Member
4 years ago

urghh dayum 😍 he looks older now but hot damn.

Ranie Ranie
Community Member
4 years ago

And he likes Cat....

Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes. It really inspired me to grow a beard! :P

Hanna Uehre
Community Member
4 years ago

How is this even the same person. Picture 1 and then the model pictures are so far removed from looking alike.

Marcin Barczyński
Community Member
4 years ago

It won't convince me. It's not the beard - that was just a small first step, and if he hadn't taken another, he still would've been an overweight guy working in his spare bedroom, only with a beard (which probably wouldn't look so marvellous, since facial hair actually needs lots of care to look awesome). I admire the guy's transformation, but let's not give too much credit to the beard.

Sandy Hale
Community Member
4 years ago

The beard is beautiful when it's trimmed, but that Grizzly Adams look has got to go

Sandy Hale
Community Member
4 years ago

The beard looks beautiful when it's trimmed, but that Grizzly Adams look has got to go!

Melissa Hardy
Community Member
4 years ago

He actually looks content with himself now.

Pedro Hasashi
Community Member
4 years ago

The pic with the cat haha

فهمي نادر فهمي
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4 years ago

Maria K
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow! <3

Bettye McKee
Community Member
4 years ago

OMG!!!

ChickyChicky
Community Member
4 years ago

Any other redheads find other redheads VERY unattractive? I look at this guy and I'm like "ew ew hard pass nope". It's like something in my DNA says "regressive genes! Do not reproduce!"

Georgia Salvatore
Community Member
1 year ago

That's exactly how it works. You shouldn't be with a similar genes partner, that's why blondes go USUALLY for dark hairs or blue eyes for dark eyes, etc. Your DNA wants you to be as far away from similar genes as possible because mixing similar genes can lead to disabilities in children.

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Joseph Kulha
Community Member
4 years ago

No way you can tell me he did not get plastic surgery...his nose is completely different...

Sandra Mason
Community Member
4 years ago

anybody else wondering where the list is?

Joseph Kulha
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't see how it's possible he did not get plastic surgery, his nose is completely different...

John pan
Community Member
4 years ago

In the first picture he barely has a few eyebrows but in the new picture there is a ton of eyebrows. how that happened. He implanted eyebrows?

Michèle Gyselinck
Community Member
4 years ago

"If this won’t convince you to grow a beard, we don’t know what will." I couldn't even if I wanted to. I'm a woman.

Michèle Gyselinck
Community Member
4 years ago

"If this won’t convince you to grow a beard, we don’t know what will." Problem is I couldn't even if I wanted to. I'm a woman.

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
4 years ago

He's very dishy but in some of the pics the beard is too long, I'll give him 7/10 !!!!!

Julianne O'Connell
Community Member
4 years ago

Nose done too.

Anne Dymock
Community Member
4 years ago

...and his eyebrows are noticeably darker too!

Jason Robertson
Community Member
4 years ago

So the message of 'be comfortable with who you are' means less than 'if you are uncomfortable with who you are, modify your entire look and lifestyle until you become someone else'?

Sofia Bellavista
Community Member
4 years ago

Until you became what you consider the best version of yourself.

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Victor Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

Not so much the beard, but the weight loss, and the change in life outlook. The beard was just one part. But growing a beard doesn't magically transform you from zero to hero. If you don't believe me Google what Macaulay Culkin looked like with long hair and a beard.... uuughly

Donna O
Community Member
4 years ago

I think he looks happier in the before photos...

RitaGG
Community Member
4 years ago

He looked happier when he was smiling. I imagine having to meet everyone else's expectations of a certain image must be stressful.

Alberto Dvornicich
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes, just the beard. Weight loss, muscles, being good looking (he already was, actually), wearing fashinable clothes doesn't mean anything. It's just the beard. And this is why I'm going to shave, because now I know my beard doesn't work properly, and it's no longer worth to keep it on my face.

Terry Sanders
Community Member
4 years ago

Does no-one notice that in all the 'before' pictures he's badly lit by direct flash and wears a blatantly-stupid grin on his face and on all of the 'after' pictures he's professional lit and is channeling Zoolander's 'Blue Steel'? Of course losing weight, working out and avoiding bad lighting will enhance anyone's appearance but the beard is entirely optional and the least relevant factor in the image modification.

The Dreaded Geek
Community Member
4 years ago

This article makes it look like you're better off with a beard and tattoos, when you really aren't. If he didn't get into modeling, his chances of getting a job looking like that would be 80% lower than before in most places around the world. Which, I think, absolutely sucks, but it's how modern society works nonetheless.

Niko
Community Member
4 years ago

Question, how he grown his eyebrows?

Axel Brosi
Community Member
4 years ago

being bald, overweight and sporting a beard make you look old prematurely

George Hudacko
Community Member
4 years ago

Great looking but why all the friggin ink?

Mary Lord
Community Member
4 years ago

Excellent nose job. Possibly 2 or them.

rick hctep (Rick45)
Community Member
4 years ago

I have a beard and tash, My tash she calls a fog filter.

Connie Martin
Community Member
4 years ago

Uhhh...how did he lose weight in his NOSE? The bridge is not the same shape at all. Either not the same person, or he had rhinoplasty. Please specify. Totally okay with rhinoplasty; I've had one myself.

Pungent Sauce
Community Member
4 years ago

He stopped eating and stopped smiling. Coincidence?

Brandon Brooks
Community Member
4 years ago

I am going to have to call bullshit. Unless maybe he got a nose job...maybe had a brow tuck and facial bone structure adjustment. Unless we actually see a video of him showing us who he really is, this will have to be a bullshit story...

Patti
Community Member
4 years ago

Funny he said he worked in finance for years, but it says he's 21. Odd. How long did this transformation take? Weight loss & beard growth you would think would have to take more than a year.

Camilla Koutsos
Community Member
4 years ago

He’s healthy, happy, and fit. The beard really isn’t the difference here.

Julianne O'Connell
Community Member
4 years ago

Nose?

WhiteFox
Community Member
4 years ago

DUDE HOW DO YOU EVEN DO THAT ON A SURFBOARD :O

HyperBlender
Community Member
4 years ago

potato potato potato

Iampazuzu
Community Member
4 years ago

God the first picture really puts me off

diane a
Community Member
4 years ago

the Edo Brugué photo is the best

Oscar Paolantoni
Community Member
4 years ago

Lost weight, gained muscles and hipsterized

Aunt Messy
Community Member
4 years ago

And is making a fortune as a model.

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Jeannine Pope
Community Member
4 years ago

I sent it to SNOPES to ask them to look into it.

Jenny Lorenz
Community Member
4 years ago

I am a redhead but I have never been attracted to any redhead guy. THIS one I am attracted to.

Alice Catlett
Community Member
4 years ago

but I can't grow a beard..... I'm a girl......

David Daisy May Boldock
Community Member
4 years ago

I have seen plenty of women with beards lol

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Maybe Pai Mei
Community Member
4 years ago

The moral of the story is : get the "Jesus" look, grow a beard!!

Lou Wow
Community Member
4 years ago

Geez he's gorgeous. Makes me want to be a helpless damsel in need of being rescued. 😀

Dapur Cep Bobi
Community Member
4 years ago

great post! i like it very much

Daniel Losinger
Community Member
4 years ago

Hipster Dufus

Aunt Messy
Community Member
4 years ago

Are those grapes a little sour?

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Johnny Slapstick
Community Member
4 years ago

Personally, I'd rather just have a mustache... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b49ObOaEnA0

CS Vulcan
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh wow. I wish I could grow a beard. But alas, I'm a woman :(

James Floyd
Community Member
4 years ago

So he decided to get in shape after having grown a beard? I don't really get the logic here...

Vincent Tiggelman
Community Member
4 years ago

Well, he looks great. Except for the beard.

Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

Makes me think of Opie from Sons of Anarchy