Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant has the beard of the year, according to the Beard Liberation Front, an informal network of beard wearers.
Liverpool football manager Rafael Benitez came second, with third place shared by entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and cricketer Monty Panesar.
benitez has the most pathetic excuse for facial hair, robert plant's is just well-groomed (which does not equal good) and the other two? what?
list nominations for the unofficial beard of the year below: