WHEATFIELD, NY - After 365 days of growing out his facial hair, a Wheatfield man has shaved off his nearly one-foot-long beard.
Ricky Coates, 19, decided on January 1, 2010 that he would test his self-commitment by growing out his beard. He has grown it out in the past, but never for 365 consecutive days.
He has wanted to do this for a few years now, but never could because of formal occasions like prom, and graduation from Niagara Wheatfield High School, he says.
On January 1, 2011, Coates shaved off a grand total of 11 inches of beard off his face.