We shared the news yesterday of the group of Bearded Villains in Sweden who were mistaken for ISIS members....yup it really happened. See here if you haven't heard about it! As a nice little exclusive we have Andreas as one of our Beardy Folk! How long have you had your beard? I've had my beard, or some kind of facial hair for at least 12 years. Except for a brief period of time a few years ago when I made the mistake of shaving. I felt so horrible, so small. I wore a scarf for about a month and didn't show anyone I had shaved! What is the best thing about having a beard? The best thing about having a beard, is having a beard... and getting to meet so many new people. Also trying products and making friends for life with the same interests has been great! How would you describe your beard? My beard is brown, with a red undertone. It's about 20 cm in length, pretty thick and it got a good thickness to it. Plus it always smells amazingly! Has anything good happened to you since growing your beard? Besides meeting new friends and all the products. I've been able to host World Beard Day in Sweden, with The Beards as guests. I've been in countless articles that are beard related. And of course it has given me more self esteem, a better understanding of people and a whole lot of attention. The police in Sweden were called as they thought you guys were part of ISIS, How has all the attention been? The attention have been crazy. Mostly positive. I've seen a few trolls on some posts, but all in all it's a hilarious story that got way more coverage then we could've imagined! I've been on radio shows, tv shows, in magazines and newspapers, on websites, the list goes on, it's been so crazy, but fun! Would this ever make you want to shave off your beard? No, not at all, the other way around if anything. My beard represents me, and I represent my beard. We are not affiliated with any terror organization, and will never be. I feel that every person is of equal value, and that is one thing we in Bearded Villains strive for. So I'm gonna continue growing my beard for as long as possible! A very big and warm thank you to Andreas for sharing his story with us! Want to be on our site or have a good beard news piece you'd like to share? Let us know! You can contact us here or on Facebook, and Twitter.