The award, presented annually by the Beard Liberation Front (BLF), is given to those who have given beards a positive image in the public eye.
Mr Adams’ facial hair has also earned him a place in the urban dictionary, where a ‘Gerry Adams’ is a beard covering 95% of a person’s face.
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