Beard Liberation Front
Media release 9th February
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West Ham star Andy Carroll joins ‘My Hairy Valentine’ hunt for sexiest Valentine’s beard
The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that with less than a week to go in the annual hunt for the sexiest beard West Ham footballer Andy Carroll has joined the poll.
Carroll’s stylish beard has been a key feature of the East End club’s recent performances.
The winner of the annual My Hairy Valentine Award is announced on Valentine’s Day 14th February
The BLF says that contrary to pogonophobic mythology many beards are soft, sexy and deeply mysterious.
Previous winners of My Hairy Valentine have included actor George Clooney, who is currently clean shaven, blogger and journalist Tim Montgomerie, and rugby player Geoff Parling.
The BLF says that whether a beard is sexy or not is in the eye of the beholder but the Award is focused on beards in the public eye, whether celebrities, politicians, musicians or sports stars.
The list covers a diverse range of people and beards, with a considerable churn from the 2015 list.
The online poll closes at midday on Monday February 13th
BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, footballers rarely feature in the Hairy Valentine poll as their facial hair often comes and goes with each game. Andy Carroll however has made a trademark of his hirsuteness.
My Hairy Valentine 2017
Andy Carroll, footballer
Leonardo DiCaprio, actor
Michael Eavis, Glastonbury founder
Idris Elba, actor
Prince Harry, personality
Tom Jones, musician
Gary Lineker, broadcaster
James O’Brien, broadcaster
Aidan Turner, actor
Philip Wilton, cheesemaker