Beard Liberation Front
Media release 12th February
Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266
Idris Elba bearding Gary Lineker in ‘My Hairy Valentine’ beard poll. Closes noon Mon 13th
The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that with 24 hours to go in the annual hunt for the sexiest Valentine’s beard actor Idris Elba is bearding Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker.
The vote closes at midday on Monday
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.
BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, there are more and more beards about, but it’s the combination of style and presence that makes for a successful Hairy Valentine
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