A model from Slough, Berkshire, has became the youngest woman in the world to grow a full beard at the grand old age of 24.
Harnaam Kaur grew her six-inch long beard as an attempt to finally conquer years of bullying – and now she’s finally got the Guinness World Record for it, reports the BBC.
And yes, her beard is far better than mine is and ever will be…
Harnaam has excess facial hair as a result of polycystic ovary syndrome – a hormonal condition which causes the growth of hair.
But Harnaam hasn’t always been so confident in her skin – when she first began to grow facial hair at the age of 11, she spent thousands of pounds to try and rid her skin of it in an attempt to get smooth skin, but it wasn’t to be and Harnaam was subjected to years of school bullying and torment.
In a previous interview with Rock N Roll Bride, she said:
At the age of 16 I hit my biggest low. I had been suicidal all year due to immense bullying from school and people in society.
As I sat there, I started to counsel myself. I told myself: ‘The energy you are putting into ending your life, put all that energy into turning your life around and doing something better’.
I absolutely miss Paris! This image is from my first ever trip ❤️ I can’t wait to visit again ❤️? I miss the good people, the great company, the great champagne and patisseries! OMG and the falafels over there are just orgasmic ?? ALSO, the men there are ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!!! I will definitely be visiting the biggest sex shop out there again, it was so much fun! @thejunglerocker next time I’m back out there we have to go together love xx
So what did Harnaam do? She became a Sikh – a religion which forbids the cutting of hair – and decided to embrace her facial hair and let it grow freely.
Things have paid off for Harnaam, as back in March she became the first woman with a beard to stroll down the catwalk at London Fashion Week.
What an inspirational woman.
Personally, it isn’t hard to see that men and women alike should be able to do whatever they want with their bodies.
Be thin if you want, be fat if you want, be bald or hairy or stubbly – who gives the slightest fuckeroo? Just make sure you’re happy.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.