Hundreds of international competitors flocked to the 2017 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Austin on Friday. The competitors appeared on stage in front of a full auditorium, which greeted and applauded them. The competitors then approached a group of referees, who got a feel for their facial hair to check if it's genuine. Estimates of the organisers suggest that at least 700 people... Еще competed, while more than 1,000 came to observe the show. The event occurred as the ravages of Hurricane Harvey are still ongoing, with several donation booths being set up around the competition's venue.