Courageous Or Creepy? Woman Rocks Full Goatee And Mustache And Feels Sexier Than Ever After Sudden Excessive Hair Growth

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April 9, 2013 ‐ By Clarke Gail Baines

Woman with facial hair

Who knew that with childbirth could come not only a few stretch marks, but a mean Issac Hayes beard for some? Okay, so I’m over-exaggerating by using Hayes, but seriously, a woman who calls herself Miriam, from Germany, says after giving birth to her son 28 years ago, facial hair started growing on her at an extreme pace. However, after being bullied over it for years and even having her family say things to her about it, she says she feels more confident and sexier than she ever has before.

According to the Daily Mail, Miriam, 49, appeared on the UK’s ITV and said that she’s taken numerous tests to make sure she doesn’t have a serious health condition that’s causing the hair to grow. Why? Because she says she has done electrolysis three times and even plucked and shaved her face every day, only to find that the hair would grow back thicker. It was especially confusing for her since she says she had no facial hair before giving birth to her son. For 10 years, she would try and maintain it, including tweezing her face daily, but she couldn’t hold back five o’ clock shadows and fuzz. Plus, it only made things worse according to Miriam.

“My chin got really red and inflamed from all the plucking, and some of the hairs were ingrown, so it always looked like I’d fallen on my chin. But when people asked what had happened and I told them they couldn’t believe it.”

So by 2008, Miriam, was over it and decided she would just let the beard grow just to see how it looked and what would happen (if you were wondering, she had no job at this time), and she even wrote a blog about her journey. However, the reaction she got from people wasn’t the nicest on her blog, and even her mother was and still is appalled by her facial hair. “‘My mum said “do you have to shock people like this”. Then she got used to it and thought that one day I’d finish it, and was patient, but now she’s getting nervous and wants me to stop and become “normal.”‘

Miriam

However, Miriam hasn’t let the negative reactions get her down. She says she has become more confident and after being single for a decade, she wants to get out there and start dating again. She’s not worried about how the beard will affect that now.

“I know myself more now,’ she said. ‘There are always people with a who might only be attracted by the beard, but that is the same with lots of things, even if I were a blonde woman…now I’m happy with it.”

Well…that’s good for her. I guess. But according to the Daily Mail, if you find yourself with an influx of facial hair that seems to come out of nowhere, it could have something to do with too many androgen hormones, possible hypertrichosis, tumors or it could come from the use of steroids. Yet and still, Miriam’s doctors didn’t find these things to be to be the reasoning behind her sudden furriness, so she’s been forced to either shave or deal with it, and she’s chosen the latter. And she’s happy! But I have to be honest and saying that if it were me, I might just have to put up with the excessive shaving and tweezing, because Lord knows that beard just wouldn’t look good on me…

What do you think?

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  • kiwifruit82

    Im glad I found this. I am SUPER hairy. Head to toe.. Real Talk. If you walked passed me on the street you would stare, frown, laugh, question my gender, feel pity for me and happy for your smooth skin.

    this was a very courageous thing for this woman to do…sometimes I think about starting a blog to help and encourage another young girl whose genetics have fell on the “unfortunate” hairy side….but I don’t think I could handle all the negative feedback (the internet is harsher than real life)….my self-esteem is too fragile, there has been many times when I felt so bad, ugly, and “man-woman–ish” that I longed for that eternal sleep…..but alas, I must keep things in perspective…I could be hairy with no limbs, paralyzed from the neck down, bald-headed, with an eye bugging out of my head….oh me, oh my, this life of mine……THANKS TO WHO EVER POSTED THIS….I needed to see that I wasn’t alone and that someone, somewhere knew what a mile felt like in my shoes………

    other facts about me….im a woman….im smart…im cute (ive been told that if I didn’t have a beard id be fine)…decent shape…been married….had plenty of men (some ugly…some sexy)…despite these things I still battle daily with a strong negative view of myself

    ………to any other females suffering from this…please be encouraged

  • Terrence Young

    She looks like a damn fool,,,,,PERIOD.

  • HEATHER

    SHE LOOKS LIKE A DAMN GOAT.

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  • LadyDee

    Hey if she’s happy then more power to her.

  • bluekissess

    Not by the hair on my chin e chin chin.

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  • Erin

    She looks like Robert Englund AKA Freddy w/o the Freddy makeup!

  • Mztisa

    Thats a man and I refuse to believe otherwise!

  • IslandNat

    She looks like Johnny Depp…

  • Christina

    Yeah this would b difficult but this type of self confidence is just so humbling to me… So inspiring, more ppl r worried about how they look and this woman has escaped this… In this day and time?! I want to b like her when I grow up<3

  • KnowsyLatina

    Also could be a symptom of polyps.

  • yeppers

    I am one that believes that no condition can make you single FOREVER…there is somebody for EVERYBODY. Them wildabeasts and tazmanian devils you see out at the mall and at the club be going home to some kinda man. Usually that man look the same lol, but all people need/deserve love. She apparently wants to attract a certain kinda man, that is accepting of flaws. There are treatments, creams and procedures that will make this to go away and she apparently doesnt want it to. So if she like It I LOVE IT. I wont be surprised at a follow up story of her having it surgically removed tho….

  • http://www.facebook.com/barbara.codner Barbara Codner

    Life is unfair!! :-(

  • Drew Smith

    At this particular juncture in her life, Miriam is doing the absolute utmost. SMH

  • MsT

    Her life, her face, her beard. As long as she’s happy and feeling empowered, what business is it of mine or anyone else’s. Personally I find makeup, false eyelashes, weaves and wigs ridiculous, but to each her own.

    • http://twitter.com/vickissv3 V3

      Enough with this ” anything goes , that’s life” garbage. We need to reel it back in.

  • Katrina

    I swear her goatee looks like DL Hugley’s, but hey to each is own. I see women with mustaches all the time and they be having boos so some dudes are obviously attracted to that sort of thing and I commend the fact she chooses to embrace it instead of hide it and be ashamed. In the words of Pops (From Friday) “I like the way you have that lined up.” LOL

  • SheBe

    She certainly brings a new meaning to the phrase “Do you boo!”.