Now that you've met your judges, let's take a minute to say meet your Masters of Ceremonies: Jimmy + Johnny!
Sharing the stage with Jimmy is the president and co-founder of @capebeardfof
, Johnny Awesome!
Born and raised in Pensacola, Florida, Johnny’s been a resident of Fayetteville, North Carolina since 2008. A semi-professional/part-time botany enthusiast, Johnny studied graphic design at Pensacola Junior College, graduating in 2005. He’s been a tattoo artist for @smokin_guns_tattoo_nc
for 7 years, tattooing for 10, and considered one of the best traditional and freestyle artists in the country.
Johnny’s a founding and original member of Cape Beard, which was started back in 2011. Under his direction as president, Cape Beard has raised over $134,000 for local charities around Fayetteville, including Karen Chandler Trust, Autism Society of Cumberland County, Second Harvest Food Bank, KidsPeace, and Piedmont Fayette Hospital Wound Care & Hyperbaric Services. Competing since 2011, he’s competed in Full Beard Freestyle, Groomed Beard, Ginger Beard, Full Beard Natural, Full Beard with Styled Moustache, with several first second and third places. Johnny has judged numerous competitions both local and around the country. He has emceed The All American Tattoo Convention for the last 2 years, the Zombie Walk & Prom Fayetteville NC walk for the last 5 years, all of his club events, and many others. He is a 2014 alumnus of @fayettevilleobserver
‘s 40 under 40, an avid music and concert-goer, and devoted comic book and toy collector. Please welcome North Carolina’s Johnny Awesome!
September will be here before you know it. Find tickets, schedule, registration, and more information at the link in our bio! 📸 credit: @backbayphoto
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