Ripley’s Michael hopes to be top of the chops in Kentucky

Michael Wallage.
Michael Wallage.

Michael Wallage is set to make his first foray into the USA’s competitive bearding circuit.

Michael, of Oak Avenue, Ripley – who has gone 25 years without a full shave – will be representing Team GB at Whiskermania, which is being staged by the Derby City Whiskers Club at Tim Faulkner Gallery in Kentucky.

Michael said: “I’ll be the sole representative from the UK.

“Competitors are expected from all over the state and further afield.

“It’s going to be a huge event – there are more than 130 confirmed competitors to date with at least two world champions in attendance.”

Michael has clinched a place in the contest thanks to the help of his sponsors, Beardilizer.

We’ll keep you updated on how he gets on.