Duck Dynasty Star Shaves His Beard Off And You’ll Be Surprised To Know Why

Published on 06/27/2019
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There are 11 seasons of A&E’s Duck Dynasty, which proves that it was a popular and entertaining reality TV show. The series introduced us to the Robertsons, a family from Louisiana who had strong religious faith and a multi-million dollar duck business. Many viewers consider them the new Beverly Hillbillies, but the family men are known for their wild, long beards! However, one particular star shaved his entire beard, and the change was so drastic that no one recognized him…

TV Fame

Jase, one of the Robertson brothers, rose in popularity due to his clever comments and perhaps his bushy beard. However, he recently made an announcement that he was saying goodbye to his giant beard. Nobody expected the outcome of the transformation. Even his wife was apparently shocked by it.

TV Fame


The Robertson Patriarch

The Robertson family’s patriarch is Phil Robertson, the founder of the successful duck calling company. When he was studying at Louisiana Tech, he was a pretty talented football quarterback and even got a spot on the roster of an NFL team. However, he declined the amazing opportunity since it interfered with duck hunting season! In 1973, he started his duck calling business, which has seen a lot of success. This was actually only the beginning.

The Robertson Patriarch

Fame By Facial Hair

All of the men in the Robertson family have long but distinct beards. It is part of their outdoor southern lifestyle and has become their trademark. Their facial hair is a vital part of their duck-hunting brand and has become so popular that they didn’t think of shaving it off. Therefore, when Jase said he would shave it all off, a lot of fans were shocked.

Fame By Facial Hair

Fame By Facial Hair

The Robertson Family

The show features many members of the tight-knight clan, including Phil Robertson and his wife, Miss Kay, who got married at the young age of 15. The couple has four sons, Willie, Jep, Jase, and Alan, and each of them has his own family. However, all of them are involved in the family business of duck hunting in some way. A lot of the grandchildren are big parts of the TV show, as well, and Willie’s daughter even went on Dancing With the Stars before! The family may be close, but we can only imagine what they thought about Jase’s plan to shave off his beard.

The Robertson Family

The Robertson Family

Duck Dynasty Dilemma

If you have been following the show, you probably know of the Duck Dynasty controversy. For those who didn’t know, in a magazine interview, Phil said some offensive remarks, which got the series briefly suspended. Some people claim that this led to the show’s lower ratings and it was the reason the show ended after 11 lucrative seasons. Did Jase decide to shave off his beard because of this?

Duck Dynasty Dilemma

Duck Dynasty Dilemma

The Funny And Good-Looking One

Jase Robertson is Miss Kay and Phil Robertson’s second eldest child. He is currently the COO of their family business. If you have watched Duck Dynasty, you may remember him as the funniest and the best looking of the sons. We bet you are wondering what made him decide to get rid of his beard.

The Funny And Good-Looking One

The Funny And Good-Looking One

A Good Reason

All of the men of the Robertson family boast of long and bushy beards, but the one that Jase sported has something special about it. This is another reason a lot of viewers and relatives were shocked when he made the decision to let go of his facial hair. However, he had an amazing reason for doing it – one that was close to his heart. That was the good thing about his plan.

A Good Reason

A Good Reason

His Little Girl

Mia, Jase’s daughter, was born with a cleft palate and lip. The condition occurs when the baby’s top lip does not properly form while inside the uterus and the top part of the mouth does not correctly connect with the skull. Fortunately, this condition is not fatal and surgery can help. However, the child might have speech difficulties as they grow up.

His Little Girl

His Little Girl

Support From Fans

In 2014, Mia underwent surgery for her cleft lip and palate. Unsurprisingly, Jase and his wife felt some anxiety about their beloved daughter undergoing the procedure. At the same time, they felt amazed by all the support that the fans gave them. That is probably part of the reason why they decided to start a charity which would help children who have the same condition as Mia.

Support From Fans

Support From Fans

The Mia Moo Fund

Jase then committed to raise funds for the foundation which he and his wife, Missy, established in honor of Mia. The organization is adorably called the “Mia Moo Fund”. The couple did this for their little girl and to raise money for something which was personal to them.

The Mia Moo Fund

The Mia Moo Fund

Setting Their Goals

To meet their goals and succeed, they needed to raise a lot of funds for this charity. For this reason, Jase decided to shave his beard off. His fundraising pledge was surely going to benefit their foundation, and Missy, as well. After all, it has been seven years since she last saw her husband clean-shaven! Jase promised that if the donations they receive reach a hundred thousand dollars, he would shave off the beard, though he was still unsure whether they could reach their goal.

Setting Their Goals

Setting Their Goals

Beardless Robertson Brother

The majority of men in the Robertson family had facial hair, but one of the brothers actually did not follow this tradition. Al, the eldest, was clean-shaven throughout the show’s run. In the past, Jase also trimmed his beard a few times between filming to grow it out in time for the cameras. However, he was last beardless seven years ago.

Beardless Robertson Brother

Beardless Robertson Brother

People With No Beards

Duck Dynasty’s loyal fans were totally shocked to hear about Jase’s pledge to cut off his beard since he made statements in a previous episode that are contradictory. He said, “There are two kinds of people without beards, children and women, I am neither.” His comments were playful, but we doubt he would be laughing once everything has gone down.

People With No Beards

People With No Beards

Desire To Be Anonymous

The Duck Dynasty star had already thought of shaving off his famous beard in the past. In a 2013 interview, he talked about shaving off his facial hair when the show was over, but it was not for a charity – he wanted to become unrecognizable! Fans have always approached him and asked for photos, but he thought this would not happen if he loses the beard.

Desire To Be Anonymous

Desire To Be Anonymous

Time To Say Goodbye

Jase’s new motive for getting rid of his beard may have been noble, but it was still a decision which required plenty of thought since what he planned to do was quite drastic. It appeared he was getting cold feet, probably because it would be quite a big change for him. For duck hunters, long beards are actually practical features since blending in with the environment can get easier with beards. After giving it a lot of though, Jase concluded that shaving off his beard would help their advocacy and the charity.

Time To Say Goodbye

Time To Say Goodbye

Problems Came With It

In terms of duck hunting, beards are handy, but there are also some costs. Jase once got an extra search when he was at the airport due to the length of his beard. It was particularly long as the season was nearing its end. Security felt a mandatory search was necessary.

Problems Came With It

Problems Came With It

Mistaken For A Caveman

After the airport personnel conducted a thorough search, Jase was then approached by a young fan who asked for an autograph. After signing one, Jase started talking to the boy and then later realized that the young boy thought Jase was a Geico caveman! Following the funny encounter, perhaps Jase thinking about shaving his beard off was not so unreasonable.

Mistaken For A Caveman

Mistaken For A Caveman

Thanks To The Beard

Jase and his distinctive beard have been very useful to the family enterprise. His dedication as well as hard work have helped Jase accumulate an impressive $10 million net worth. Jase could retire whenever he wants, but he has decided to focus on a noble cause.

Thanks To The Beard

Thanks To The Beard

After The Show

Duck Dynasty has ended, so Jase thought it was time for him to be with family and friends. He created a website called “CamoFix”, a platform where fans can see what is happening in his life post-TV. In addition, he has made appearances at various Christian events and gatherings to express his support. Since he does not have to film for the series, he now has the opportunity to focus on things that he is passionate about.

After The Show

After The Show

Making The Announcement

In June of 2017, Jase told everybody that he was going to shave off his distinctive beard, which shocked a lot of his fans. On a morning show on Fox, Jase and Missy talked about the big shave and his motivations for doing something so bold. They have decided on a date – September 4, and Jase already told his barber about it. Apparently, Missy could not remember how her husband looked without the beard! It was an exciting event for all the fans of Duck Dynasty since they could finally see what Jase was like without his beard.

Making The Announcement

Making The Announcement

A New Look

Jase had expected the big shave to create quite a buzz among their supporters, so he did it on Facebook live. While he sat in the barber chair, Missy took over the camera, capturing every detail. His friend was tasked to shave off the beard and fix Jase’s hair to go with his new look. You will certainly love the reaction that he got from other members of the family.

A New Look

A New Look

Her New Husband

Without the beard, Jase looked very different, and with the clean-cut look, he looked quite different from his brothers. Everybody was happy with the outcome, but Missy was probably the most delighted about it. She said that although Jase looked like a totally different person, she still liked how her husband looked after the big shave. Actually, we can’t believe that it’s Jase because the change is dramatic!

Her New Husband

Her New Husband

Growing It Back

Many of his fans thought that Jase would later grow his beard again, but they still appreciated his new look. Hunting might be tougher for him now, but his wife’s reaction alone makes everything worth it. The most important thing is that he managed to raise a lot of money for charity, which made the family proud. His efforts were not wasted.

Growing It Back

Growing It Back

Clean-Cut Kids

Once upon a time, a clean-cut look was what the Robertson boys sported. We know it’s shocking, but the facial hair was not always there. Are you ready to see the boys without the beard? Keep reading!

Clean Cut Kids

Clean-Cut Kids

The Boys Before

Look at this picture. You can definitely see how much the stars of Duck Dynasty have evolved throughout the years. Jep, Jase, and Willie in this photo surely have some mischief in their eyes.

The Boys Before

The Boys Before

Sergeant Si Sans Beard

The beardless look was something Si Robertson used to sport as well. Without his beard, we could barely recognize him! Doesn’t he look like a dashing Sergeant? Which do you prefer – Si with the beard or without it?

Sergeant Si Sans Beard

Sergeant Si Sans Beard

Marriage Through The Years

Jase certainly looked very different when he and Missy just got married. We bet Missy is thrilled that she could see his face again in all its glory. He looked very much like the young man he was before!

Marriage Through The Years

Marriage Through The Years

All Smiles

Who knew that this family would later become stars of their very own hit reality TV show called Duck Dynasty? Our minds are blown after seeing this. Well, time surely changes everyone.

All Smiles

All Smiles

Young And Smitten

Another throwback photo of Jase and Missy when they were younger. Don’t you think they look like the epitome of America’s sweethearts here? We adore the lovebirds and the photo.

Young And Smitten

Young And Smitten

Island Joy

It’s clear that the happy couple are enjoying the Hawaiian vibes! Seeing this old holiday photo certainly thrilled us. This is a wonderful shot of them, though the baby-faced couple look very different now.

Island Joy

Island Joy

Phil Of The Past

When he was younger, Phil looked like an innocent angel, don’t you agree? We wonder if he ever thought he would rock such a legendary beard back in his teenage years.

Phil Of The Past

Phil Of The Past

Eminem Wannabe

Well, this one is just glorious. However, Stan would have probably preferred that this never saw the light of day. He looked like someone who just came out of an Eminem music video.

Eminem Wannabe

Eminem Wannabe

Mischievous Little Kids

In an interview, Willie mentioned they grew up “rough and tough…it created us to be independent and real confident.” Who would have thought that these four little kids would one day run a multi-million dollar company? When this photo was taken, they were all too busy thinking about having fun and goofing around.

Mischievous Little Kids

Mischievous Little Kids

Back In The Day

Did you know that Jase once thought the show would not succeed? He said, “We grew up real poor. There were four boys and my parents in a two-bedroom house. So I cannot believe this.” These lads must have been enjoying their clean-shaven youth as well as the family success.

Back In The Day

Back In The Day

Happy Together

In one interview, Willie got a chance to talk about his marriage and family. He said, “Our marriage has been tested: tons of kids, growing businesses and working with family on both sides. And it’s withstood all that. You either melt and crash or you become strong. We’re strong.” This was taken when the entire family had a lovely vacation at the beach. Look at Willie’s hair!

Happy Together

Happy Together

No Way

According to Willie, he doesn’t have any plan of shaving his glorious beard. His wife, Korie, does not appear to mind that her husband is totally committed to keeping the beard.

No Way

No Way

Making A Killing

We all know the Robertson clan’s patriarch, Phil, as the owner of a successful duck hunting business, but did you know he was quite successful on the field as well? Just look at the size of this young athlete’s arm. With his current net worth and success, we are sure he does not have regrets about not turning pro.

Making A Killing

Making A Killing

Professor Phil

Before venturing into duck hunting, Phil had another job that many people might find hard to believe. He and Kay were teachers at a high school! However, he did not rock a beard when he was still teaching.

Professor Phil

Professor Phil

Remaining There

During their early years of marriage, Phil and Kay made a decision to stay in Louisiana, their home state. They remained home, creating an empire for their children and their eventual grandchildren. We wonder if they had any idea that they would eventually hit it big.

Remaining There

Remaining There

The Beginning Of The Beard

When his sons were teenagers, Phil started growing out his beard. Since then, he hasn’t shaved it. After his sons graduated from high school, they joined him and started growing out their beards.

The Beginning Of The Beard

The Beginning Of The Beard

High School Kid

Willie was an all-star basketball player in high school. He went on to become the CEO of his family’s duck hunting business. Don’t you think he has a great smile? Do you think it helped him achieve success and amass wealth of over $25 million?

High School Kid

High School Kid

A Winning Yearbook Smile

Willie’s wife Korie mentioned that their youngest child, Bella, has not seen her dad without the iconic beard. Bella has probably not looked in her dad’s old yearbooks. If she does, she can actually get a glimpse of Willie back in the day – beardless.

A Winning Yearbook Smile

A Winning Yearbook Smile

Passing It On

Willie became the CEO of their family business only when the children were all a bit older. The beard covers the dimples, but they are actually quite prominent. It is not surprising that both Sadie and John Luke inherited the dimples.

Passing It On

Passing It On

Family Photo Fun

Jase and Missy were high school sweethearts. In the second picture, you can see the two posing for the camera. On the other hand, the first picture shows a bearded Jase with Missy and the children: Reed, Mia, and Cole.

Family Photo Fun

Family Photo Fun

Prom Photo

Willie first met Korie when they were in third grade at a summer camp. They were just teenagers when they made the decision to tie the knot. Korie explained, “We were together probably three months before we started talking about it, and then we got married within a year — I was 18 and he was 19. No one was pregnant!” They both look so happy and cute in their prom photo.

Prom Photo

Prom Photo

Unwinding With Uncle

Sadie Robertson posted this lovely photo on her Tumblr. You can see that she is with her uncle Jep here. The photo instantly went viral! The Robertson family actually has a large fan base, and Sadie is especially popular.

Unwinding With Uncle

Unwinding With Uncle

Doing It Right

John Luke, Willie and Korie’s son, also decided to follow the family tradition and grew out a beard. He looks very much like his father in this picture!

Doing It Right

Doing It Right

Tying The Knot

John Luke recently tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, Mary Kate. 700 guests attended the ceremony, which was held on the family farm. John Luke and Mary Kate both attended Liberty University. They hope to start a family soon.

Tying The Knot

Tying The Knot

Faux Pas

The Duck Dynasty stars have fans, but the family’s sense of style isn’t always a hit. The NYC Trump International Hotel kicked out Jase once because an employee thought he was a homeless man.

Faux Pas

Faux Pas

Supporting The POTUS

During the presidential race in 2016, Willie was an avid and vocal supporter of then Republican candidate Donald Trump. We are sure Willie was really glad about the results of the election!

Supporting The POTUS

Supporting The POTUS

Meeting Barack Obama

In 2013, Willie and Korie Robertson were invited to and attended the White House Correspondents’ dinner. The couple even met then President Barack Obama himself. He told the two he was a fan of Duck Dynasty. Cool!

Meeting Barack Obama

Meeting Barack Obama

Political Friends

Willie and Korie are friends with both Eric and Lara Trump, so they made a considerable donation to the Trump campaign in 2016. We wonder if there is a chance Eric Trump will also grow out a beard like his famous friend.

Political Friends

Political Friends

Al The Wild Child

People might think that the beardless Robertson brother, Al, is pretty conservative. However, his past was actually pretty wild. Perhaps things would have been very different if he sported a beard.

Al The Wild Child

Al The Wild Child

A Tragedy

It has not been long since the Robertson family sadly lost a member due to cancer. Those who kept up with Duck Dynasty surely saw how close the whole family is. They always supported each other even during difficult times. We were definitely moved by how they mourned and honored their deceased family members.

A Tragedy

A Tragedy

Welcome To Robertson Row

Many members of the Robertson family live near each other. The area is now known as “Robertson Row,” which is actually a cul-de-sac with eight houses. The four Robertson brothers live in the four houses, while close family friends and extended family members reside in the other four houses. You can imagine how hard it must have been to see one of their own lose the battle to cancer.

Welcome To Robertson Row

Welcome To Robertson Row

A Sad Day

One of the houses on “Robertson Row” was the home of Korie’s parents, John and Chrys Howard. Korie’s parents are an important part of the family, so they have also appeared on Duck Dynasty quite a few times. The show’s followers know the Howards as loving and supportive grandparents and parents. When a cousin of the Howards died of cancer, the entire Robertson clan mourned with them as well as expressed their support.

A Sad Day

A Sad Day

Fighting Cancer

Willie and Korie were just kids when they first met at a summer camp. The Robertsons’ long-time friend Chrys worked as Camp Ch-To-Ca’s director. After her family member’s death, she posted a photo on Instagram to honor her cousin. She captioned it with: “This past week one of my cousins, Glenn Durham, lost his battle with cancer and gained his heavenly reward.” Hopefully, the Robertson family has managed to move forward following such a terrible loss.

Fighting Cancer

Fighting Cancer

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