That's one special 'stache! Erlanger native takes top prize in worldwide facial hair competition

ERLANGER, Ky. - Some may consider the moustache the "little brother" of the full beard. For Erlanger, Ky. native Patrick Fette, though, it's an art form that deserves respect.

But first, remember Movember? Men around the Tri-State (and, in fact, around the world) grew facial hair in "No-shave November" as a way to raise awareness about men's health issues. You may know a man who decided to keep going--and growing.

Are beards in or out? Opinions vary: On April 15, none other than The Guardian warned that beards may have peaked in popularity. Closer to home, a January 13 Columbus Dispatch headline proclaimed, "Beards growing in popularity among men."

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Facial hair pundit prognostications aside, WCPO decided to explore the issue of beards. We hereby declare April 20 through April 27, "Beard Week."

The hashtag is #beardweek

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