Toronto's "Fashion Santa" Paul Mason has become known for his glorious white beard, but the 51-year-old model didn't always have that signature facial hair.
In fact, according to Beautygeeks, Mason didn't mean to grow the beard at all.
"I stopped shaving when my mom passed away two years ago — I was a bit down," he says. "Then the beard took on a life of its own, and I decided I like the look."
So what does 'Fashion Santa' look like with no beard?
See for yourself:
But Mason is a fan of the facial hair, having once told the Ryersonian his pre-beard self "looks like a catalogue guy... boring."
It seems as though the Twitterverse is divided, however:
Fashion Santa scares me if he doesn't cut his beard I'm going to cry— Chelsea (@hippocampes) December 12, 2015
Love these photos, and I so hope i get a beard this nice and white when I'm old. dig his cheekbones as well!... https://t.co/qk48uVxv9H— iwan groot (@IGroot) December 14, 2015
Paul mason just MADE me touch his beard and I'm not sure if I should feel violated or honoured— baby k ➳ (@itzbabyk) August 21, 2015
So what do you say, beard or no beard? Vote below!
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