I am NOT a fan of facial hair. Many a male contestant has received a scathing review from me of their unfortunate facial hair choices. But, every November, I now make an exception. That is because November has become known in many parts of the world as “Movember” – the month when men grow mustaches, the more ridiculous the better.
The Movember movement started in Melbourne, Australia back in 2004 and has now spread world-wide. It’s aim is to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, especially prostate and testicular cancer – to take the discussion from squeamish whispered conversations to something people can just talk about. “Why are you growing that ridiculous thing on your face?” “Well, I’m glad you asked…”. Plus, I think guys secretly enjoy the ability to grow goofy facial hair every once in a while.
So, to celebrate Movember, I thought we’d take the opportunity to post pictures of our favourite contestants sporting everything from full-beards to tiny mustaches. As far as I know, no Idol or other reality contestant has supported the cause, but many have given me cause to mock them. So please scour the net for pictures of Idols/Voice/XFactorers with whatever facial hair they can muster and post them for others to either admire or chuckle. Let’s see if we how many contestants we can get – male and female (and yes, photoshop if you must).
To start us off, here is a small collection of Idols:
For those wanting more information about the Movember movement, here is a link to their US website.