Firas Abutaa aka “Frank the Tank” or just Frankie is a current National Beard Champion and hails from Fairfax, Virginia. A business man, he owns a country store gas station with a little deli inside. As family beard love goes, let’s say it’s debatable, “my family it’s not too fond of my beard, but they know how much it means to me. We joke about it and I tell them, “I’ll shave it for $100,000”, he jokes. Well you can cash it and grow it again, that’s my advice. A beard man for five years, and he states he is “never turning back!”
Having an epic beard, like Frankie has, can attract comments and well it takes a life of its own. “The funny thing is that everyone always asks about the beard, but never about me”, he jokes with a tear in his eye, “and people tell me I look like people they see on tv!”
When it comes to the crew, The Tank’s response is “Team PBO isn’t just a team, it’s a family and I’ve always admired that and how deep they roll together. The passion and support they show one another. Also I love purple and damn I look good in it! OOOW!” The Champ has spoken.
His favorite hobby is a given, “a hobby is something you enjoy doing, and for me it’s participating in beard competitions.” He also serves as a judge in competitions around the US due to his high profile (and low scores, had to do it lol). His preferred Ninja Turtle? “Hands down Raphael, my man doesn’t take shit from nobody!”
When it comes to Firas, respect is very important, “Treat others the way you would want to be treated” is a way of life for this wonderful human.
Written by Jorge “Pulpo” Montes
Below some of Frank’s accomplishments:
2018 Great American Beard & Moustache Championship
4th in Garibaldi
2020 National Beard and Moustache Championships
1st place Natural Full Beard 4-8”
8- 1st places (including National)
4- 2nd places
4- 3rd places