PHOTOS: Pageant honors America's best beards

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NASHVILLE, TN (KTRK) -- Are you a beard enthusiast?

Check out these incredible photos out of the 2016 Just for Men National Beard & Moustache Championships in Nashville.

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The nation's hairiest competition featured the most beautiful beards and wildest whiskers in the land, drawing hundreds to see their incredible facial art.

The event, held in Nashville, saw a Texan take top marks. Taylor Welden, of Austin, was the overall champion in this year's competition.

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Contestants were judged in 17 different categories, including au natural to gravity-defying freestyle.

Next year's competition will be held in Los Angeles. You can find out more and how to enter at