Barber Tells a Shy Insurance Guy to Grow a Beard and It Completely Changes His Life

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Gwilym Pugh received the best advice someone could give him at age 21. His barber told him to grow a beard, and although such a comment may not be enough to change someone’s life, it was the case for Pugh. The 21-year-old man lived a sedentary lifestyle due to a problem with his knee and his job, which made him weigh 280 pounds.

Pugh decided to turn his life around and started following a healthier diet and keeping his beard. However, the true change came after he decided to quit his desk job. “It was the best thing for my health as I stopped sitting for 9-10 hours a day.” It took him about four-five years to begin to lose weight. Now, he follows a healthy workout routine that is appropriate for his body.

Once he reached his weight goal, he decided to join Instagram. This decision changed his life forever.

After a few years, Pugh went from being a “shy insurance man” to being a full-fledged male model. He signed with one of London’s top agencies, AMCK models. His beard is so astonishing he was featured in the popular book “100 Beards.” Pugh’s most recent project is working as an ambassador for House 99, David Beckham’s male grooming brand.

Pugh does not only dedicate his life to modeling. He also has a passion for photography, which he shares with his Instagram followers every day.

At age 21, Gwilym Pugh was a “shy insurance guy” who sat for 9-10 hours a day, which led him to weigh 280 pounds.

 

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Pugh joined a band and decided to follow a healthier lifestyle. At one point, his barber advised him to grow a beard.

 

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He got rid of the extra pounds and grew a beautiful beard. Then, he joined Instagram.

 

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After a while, a prestigious modeling agency noticed and recruited him. Plus, he is now the face of several creative projects, including David Beckham’s male grooming brand.

 

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Now, his story is an inspiration for people who are looking forward to changing their lifestyles.