Finally, the moment you have all been waiting for! Week four, the final 7 days of the contest and we can finally award the 2004 Asian Mustache Olympics gold medal to Mr. Vietnam. His full and luxuriant mustache is ready for police duty, and he edged out Mr. Phillipines by a single whisker. Mr. Vietnam was also amazingly gifted at taking photos each week in almost the exact same pose. A few contestants grumbled he was merely using the same photo and using a photo manipulation program to enhance his mustache each week. But independent verification proved John was indeed the winner.
Mr. Phillipines won the silver medal for mustache excellence, and is reportedly in talks with a mustache wax product manufacturer for sponsorship. His girlfriend publicly detested the mustache, but according to Martin, in private she was fascinated by its erotic possibilities. His fiance's korean uncle was quoted as saying,""it looks bad! shave it off!" at a family gathering, yet he persevered in the honour of competition. A close second and valiant effort for pinoy all over!
Bronze prize winner Mr. China unfortunately fell victim to the pressures of growing a mustache. As you can see in the photo, a homocidal and crazed personality developed. You didn't want to mess with this man or his mustache by week four. When last seen, "Wild" Bill was reportedly robbing banks, stealing candy from children, mugging the elderly, and still annoyed that he had to grow a mustache for four weeks just to amuse me. A few of the quotes he heard while competing:
Jessica says: You look so stupid! Why are you doing this?!
My ponderings: Normally I like smiling at people...I think people like it. But now I'm embarrassed to do it at all because I don't want to bring attention to my face. However, out of habit or I just couldn't resist, I did flash a smile at the girl working at the ucla cafeteria. She smiled back - she didn't charge me for my salad. Accidental oversight or power of the mustache?
Yoko says: You have a mustache? (a few seconds later) You have a mustache?
My pondering: You pay a hooker to be nice to you. If the hooker tells you that the mustache isn't a good thing, its pretty much, not a good thing.
Thanks to John, Bill, Martin, Shane and Gregory for participating. Special thanks to Jenny, Emily, Raina, and Sandwich for putting up with their fella's tomfoolery.