winner of the fu manchu (and dumbass hat) award

The World Beard and Moustache Championships 2009 were recently held in Anchorage, Alaska. The guy pictured above is Ted Stedman, winner of the "Fu Manchu" category. Yes, I know what you're thinking. There is an actual World Beard and Moustache Championships. And yes, there is actually a Fu Manchu category. Nasty.

Now, I understand that "Fu Manchu" is what the style is commonly referred as, for better or for worse. But did Mr. Stedman really have to dress up in that silly costume, and that butt-ass ugly fake queue? And did the outfit help him win? Perhaps he charmed the judges with a mock Chinese accent. At least he didn't tape his eyes back. (Thanks, Eric.)

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