All around the world this month, men are cultivating face fuzz for Movember - an annual moustache growing charity event that raises funds and awareness for male cancers.
As an inspiration to everyone taking part in Movember, today we’re placing the spotlight on Karl-Heinz Hille and his extraordinary record-breaking moustache, which features in the new Guinness World Records 2014 book,.
Hille, from Berlin, Germany, is recognised by Guinness World Records for holding the title for the most wins at the World Beard and Moustache Championships. From 1999 to 2011, Hille, won 8 championships while competing in the Imperial partial beard category. His most recent success was in Trondheim, Norway, in 2011.
In addition he was the overall champion at the 1999 and 2003 championships. There is no official measurement as the competition is based on criteria governing impressive styles.
The World Beard and Moustache Championships have been held annually since 1990. The competition attracts contestants from all over the world, but is dominated by Germany.
- Taking part in Movember this year? Why not share your moustache photos with us on our Facebook page.