This isn’t just any ordinary mustache. Larry McClure has an extraordinary 31-inch mustache. A mustache by which all other mustaches must be judged. A mustache long and luxurious enough to earn him the title in the first annual national mustache championship.
On June 5, McClure’s snow-white whiskers gained national recognition when he won Best Mustache in the inaugural National Beard and Mustache Championships in Bend, Ore.
“I went there as a fluke,” he said. “The win was completely unexpected.”
Phil Olsen, founder and captain of Beard Team USA, recruited McClure after receiving e-mailed photos of the nearly yard-wide ‘stache.
“Larry has a huge mustache which he has sculpted into quite the artistic masterpiece,” said Olsen, himself the owner of a foot-long beard. “He was definitely the crowd favorite in Bend. It was his rookie appearance and a big success for him.”
McClure has no plans on taming his whiskers anytime in the near future. In fact, he hopes to attend the 2011 championships in Norway with a stache that is bigger, longer…faster.