The coveted Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year award is being shared for 2013.
The tongue-in-cheek American Mustache Institute says Montgomery County, Pa., Register of Wills D. Bruce Hanes and St. Louis woodworker David Stine are co-winners. Each received 24 percent of nearly 1.5 million votes cast. The duo beat out better-known men with hairy upper lips, including fictional newsman Ron Burgundy.
Hanes, who's best known for his decision to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite a state ban, says he is proud to live in a country where he has the same rights as clean-shaven folks.
Stine builds tables and wooden furniture from sustainably harvested trees on his family's 1,000-acre property. He calls the Goulet award a "pinnacle moment" in his life.