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Jack Passion at the WBMC 2009 in Anchorage, Alaska

Jack Passion (John Giles) is an American rock musician,[1] author,[2] and entrepreneur.[3] He was the principal focus of the IFC television series Whisker Wars.[4]

He is a multiple world champion in the "Full Beard Natural" category.[5] His initial win was in 2007 at the World Beard and Moustache Championships held in Brighton, England, at the age of 23.[6] He successfully defended his title in the 2009 Championships (Anchorage, Alaska[7]), where he also was the Second Place Overall Champion.[5] However, he was dethroned in the 2011 Championships (Trondheim, Norway[8]), where he placed second to fellow American Rooty Lundvall.[8] Passion is the author of The Facial Hair Handbook[9] as well as the ESPN article Breaking: World Beard Champion Talks NHL Playoff Beards.[10]

Passion was one of the featured guests in the 2012 Morgan Spurlock film Mansome, offering insight into the world of competitive facial hair. His final appearance in a beard competition took place at the 2012 International German Beard Championships in Bad Schussenried, Germany, where he placed second.[11]

He lives in Los Angeles. Passion has retired from professional beard competitions and has trimmed his beard to a conventional length.[12]


  1. ^ "The Official Website of the Author and World Beard Champion". Jack Passion. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
  2. ^ Passion. The Facial Hair Handbook.
  3. ^ '+relative_time(twitters[i].created_at)+'. "The Official Website of the Author and World Beard Champion". Jack Passion. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
  4. ^ "Whisker Wars - Jack Passion – Beard Team USA (California)". Archived from the original on 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
  5. ^ a b "Growing Beards for America (For Moustaches Too!)". Beard Team USA. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
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  7. ^ "World Beard and Moustache Championshipsâ"˘ - The Official Site". Retrieved 2012-02-27.
  8. ^ a b "Six golds for USA! Passion toppled!". 15 May 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-05-18. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  9. ^ Original, Bluebeards. "The Facial Hair Handbook (9780615291598): Jack Passion: Books". Retrieved 2012-02-27.
  10. ^ Jack Passion (2011-04-04). "Breaking: World Beard Champion Talks Nhl Playoff Beards - Espn The Magazine". Retrieved 2012-02-27.
  11. ^ Whisker Wars S2E6. 2012-04-15. Retrieved 2014-07-21.
  12. ^ "Official website".

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