Who has the best beard in the world?

null Traver, an Anchorage native, was the hometown favorite. He beat out hundreds of other contestants at the competition, which sometimes looked like a cross between a /*ZZ Top*/ video and a /*Civil War*/ battle reenactment. As the winner, Traver received a commemorative gold pan and a salmon fishing trip.

So, what's next for the beard king? A shave, believe it or not. Traver says he will hold an auction and shave his beard for the highest bidder, with the money going to a local homeless shelter.

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