Mad for Movember
Two experts in the field of mo growing, Jorge Milburn and Alistair Cummings agreed to let Elizabeth Clark in on some of their proudest Movember mo-ments. EC: Who are […]
JM: Porn star, paedophile, Maverick from Top Gun, Freddy Mercury, hipster, 70s cop from LA, Miami Vice.
EC: Have you found it to be a good icebreaker?
JM: Yea, people say ‘nice ‘stache’. I could always recognise fellow Movember growers, around town and tend to measure against them.
EC: Is it very competitive?
JM: Yes, it’s an assertion of manliness although some people do look stupid and childish.
EC: How do you manage to maintain such a beautiful moustache?
JM: I trim the bottom of it otherwise you get food in it. At the end of Movember, it would be nice to wax and twirl the end – my inspiration is Salvador Dali.
EC: Do you do it every year?
JM: No, this is the first year I’ve done it properly. I am tempted to do it next year but it influences the way people look at you. You can’t dress in the same way.
EC: Why do people do it?
JM: People do it for different reasons. Some just want to be different, others are genuinely doing it for charity, some just to be cool. But it all started as a fundraiser for prostate and testicular cancer.
For a second opinion, Alistair Cummings.
EC: So, how exactly do you maintain a moustache of such beauty?
AC: I condition it three times a week, no shampoo. On day 17, I got my first bit of food stuck in it – chips, or should I say crisps, that’s when I knew I had made it.
EC: Has it been tough picking up girls?
A: No. Who can’t love a moustache? I have been compared to a paedophile, though.
EC: Has anything changed since you’ve been growing?
AC: Since I’ve gotten the moustache my grades have increased.
EC: Do you feel really manly?
AC: Really manly might be a stretch, I feel like I garner… (speechless)
EC: Can you lift more?
AC: I get distracted by my moustache and it actually hinders the quality of my workout. But, in football, I definitely intimidate the opposition.
Biggest Movember fear: I had a dream that half my moustache was shaved off, I freaked out.
Written by Elizabeth Clark and Jorge Milburn, understand writers