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Jeremy Corbyn faces Michael Eavis in Hirsute Personality 2017 poll

In Uncategorized on June 13, 2017 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

Press release June 13th

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Jeremy Corbyn faces Michael Eavis in Hirsute Personality 2017 poll

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that with Beard Week set to bristle off to a start on 26th June it has launched the annual search for Hirsute Personality of the Year.

Jeremy Corbyn won the accolade for the first time in 2016 and now faces a challenge to retain the title.

This year’s shortlist sees Labour leader Corbyn face Michael Eavis

The shortlist comprises well known beard wearers, focusing not just on their place in the public eye but the gravitas and impact their beard adds to their public image and appearance.

Unlike the Beard of the Year in December, those on the short-list don’t need to have a full-time beard. Rather they need to have been in the public eye while hirsute. Neither is the contest about who has the ‘best’ beard.

The winner of the on-line poll which opens on 13th June will be announced at the beginning of Beard Week 2017 on June 26th. Other Awards that feature during the week, designed to promote a positive image of beards, are the Beard Friendly Sandwich of the Year, Hirsute Broadcaster of the Year and the Beard Friendly Employer of the Year.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett We are looking as ever for superb examples of hirsuteness in the public eye which also add gravitas. It means a beard plus presence equalling a maximum hirsute public impact

Nominations list

Brian Blessed, actor

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of Labour Party

Michael Eavis, Glastonbury founder

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool FC manager

Gary Lineker, Football commentator

Logan Plant, brewer

Michael Rosen, broadcaster

Ben Stokes, England cricketer

Philip Wilton, cheesemaker

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