The International Mustache Hall of Fame, an endeavor of the American Mustache Institute (AMI) to canonize the superior attractiveness of people of facial hair, today opened its public nomination process seeking submissions of worthy candidates for the Hall's second class.
The chosen few of the Hall's esteemed second class -- which will be announced on March 11 in a ceremony at Pittsburgh City Hall -- will join mustache luminaries and members of the Hall's esteemed inaugural class including Tom Selleck, Dr. Martin Luther King, Salvador Dali, President Theodore Roosevelt, Rollie Fingers and others who have already been enshrined.
Presented by Wahl Trimmers the Official Sponsor of Facial Hair in collaboration with AMI, the Hall celebrates the long-standing rugged attractiveness of the global people of mustache and works to combat the discrimination of those who adopt and embrace the lifestyle of facial hair.
"Once again, we will welcome our newest inductees of deserving Mustached American brothers and sisters during the second week of March, a nod to the legacy left behind of inaugural member and the last sitting POTUS of Mustached-American descent, President William Taft," noted American Mustache Institute Chief Executive, Dr. Adam Paul Causgrove. "Enshrinement into the Hall is perhaps the most arduous yet ruggedly attractive achievement among its peer organizations, and the institution will continue to set the tone for handsomeness moving forward."
The inaugural class of 27 inductees - a full list of which can be found at MustacheHall.com - features facial hair luminaries from categories including Politics & Leadership (Taft), Historical Figures (George Washington Carver), Film & Television (Burt Reynolds), Sports (Bruce Baumgartner), Music & Arts (John Oates) and Animated (Yosemite Sam). Nominations for each category will be accepted through the month of February, and the nominees will then be vetted by the official Hall Induction Committee.
Enshrinement into the Hall follows a deeply scientific process overseen through a partnership among the Dept. of Nuclear Mustacheology at the American Mustache Institute, the German-based Bertelsmann Foundation, the British-based Science and Technology Policy Research Institute and Wahl Trimmers.