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This Man Got Stupidly Hot After He Spent A Year Growing A Beard

Take notes, gentlemen.

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Then, Buoncristiano moved to Brooklyn and went through a breakup. He gave his razor a respite. After seeing a hipster with a terrible, scraggly beard, he had a beard epiphany. A beardpiphany, if you will.

Jeffrey Buoncristiano

"I could grow a way better beard than that," he thought. The now-34 year old decided he would stop shaving.

It didn't take long for his life to change. A couple of months into his newfound beard-dom, this picture made it to the front page of Reddit. "You look like a mix of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ben Affleck," one commenter said.

Jeffrey Buoncristiano

"At some point I looked in the mirror and with the beard staring at me, I uttered, 'Oh, there's my face.' And I mean that in a deeper way. Like, oh, this is ME. I like this, knowing who I am," Buoncristiano told BuzzFeed by email.

"I grew into a man with the beard," Buoncristiano admitted.

Jeffrey Buoncristiano

"I started getting more respect," he added. "Better attention. More women. More confidence, and just generally life got better. I feel like I'm ready for anything now."

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