Duck Dynasty is an American reality television series that follows the lives of the Robertson family, who became successful with their duck calling business. The men in the family are known for two things: duck calls and bushy beards that they never shave.
One of the Robertson brothers Jase is known for his witty remarks and of course, his remarkably giant beard. However, Jase decided to say goodbye to his beard after making a promise to his fans. The results of his makeover were surprising.
Phil Robertson is both the creator of the successful duck calling business and the patriarch of the Robertson family. He was a football quarterback at Louisiana Tech and was even offered a spot on an NFL team. However, he turned it down due to the interference it would have with duck hunting season. In 1973, he founded his duck call company and garnered a lot of success, eventually leading to the reality televisions series.
As part of their southern outdoor lifestyle, all the men in the Robertson family sport long noticeable beards. Their facial hair is so famous that it has actually become a huge part of their duck-hunting brand. So much so that none of the men would even consider shaving. So, you can understand the shock when fans learned that Jase had decided to shave his entire beard off.
Many members of the tight-knit Robertson family are heavily featured on the show. Phil and his wife Missy have four sons, Alan, Jase, Willie, and Jep, who all have their own families and are all involved in the family’s duck-hunting business. Many of Phil’s grandkids have become a big part of the show, and Sadie Robertson even competed on Dancing with the Stars. We wonder what they thought of Jase’s idea to shave his beard.
Many people may be familiar with the infamous Duck Dynasty controversy when Phil made offensive comments in a magazine interview. The show was even temporarily suspended due to the remarks. Many have suggested that the controversy even led to the show’s declining ratings. Partly as a result of this the family decided to officially end the show after 11 profitable seasons. Was the show’s conclusion the real reason behind Jase’s decision to shave?
Jase Robertson, the second son, is also the COO of the family business. On the show, he is known for being the best looking and the funniest. But why would Jase want to remove his trademark look?
While all of the men in the Robertson family have long and luscious beards, Jase has an especially impressive one. Therefore, many fans and even his family members were shocked when he promised to cut it off. But Jase had a good reason for his decision and it was one that was close to his heart.
Jase’s daughter Mia was born with a cleft palate and lip. A cleft palate occurs when a baby’s top lid does not form properly in utero, and the skull does not correctly connect with the top of the mouth. It is not a life-threatening issue and can usually be fixed with surgery. However, it can lead to speech problems as a child matures.
Mia had surgery to adjust her cleft palate and lip in 2014. Jase and his wife Missy were understandably anxious while their daughter was undergoing surgery, but were overwhelmed by the amount of support they received from fans during this challenging time. As a result, they decided to set up a charity to help other children in similar cases.
Jase was immediately devoted to raising money for the organization that he had created with his wife for Mia. The charity was called the “Mia Moo Fund,” which was named after their daughter. Did the charity have something to do with Jase’s decision?
The charity does three things. First, it raises money for children with a cleft palate whose families are not able to afford the surgery. Second, it works to educate the public about cleft palates. Lastly, it invests money in research to find more efficient methods to correct the condition. Jase came up with an innovative idea to raise a large amount of money.
To accomplish their goals for the charity, they needed to raise money, which is why Jase chose to shave his beard off. His fundraising idea was not only good for the charity, but it was also beneficial for his wife. Missy had not seen Jase clean-shaven for seven years. Jase pledged that if one-hundred thousand dollars was raised in donations, he would have his signature beard cut off. But he was unsure if the public would reach the goal.
Although most of the Robertson men sport beards, Phil’s oldest son, Alan, did appear clean-shaven on the show. Jase had trimmed his beard several times before, in between seasons of the show, but always let it grow out just in time for filming. It had been seven years since he had gone completely beardless though.
Loyal Duck Dynasty fans were incredibly surprised to learn about Jase’s pledge to shave his beard, since he had previously made contradictory comments in one episode. He said, “There are two kinds of people without beards, children and women, I am neither.” While we know Jase was being lighthearted, he might not have been so lighthearted once his treasured possession was shaved off.
Jase’s reason for shaving his beard was an honorable one, but his decision was not simple and required a lot of contemplation. Jase was accustomed to wearing a bushy beard, which is very practical for duck hunters as it creates better outdoor camouflage. But after much consideration, Jase knew it would be worth it to help children in need.
Jase and his beard have contributed invaluably to his family’s business. Due to his duck calling inventions and his dedication, Jase has amassed a net worth of about $10 million. While Jase could have just taken his money and retired, he opted to use his fame for a worthy cause.
This was not the first time that the Duck Dynasty star had considered shaving off his beard. In 2013, Jase hinted in an interview that when the show ended, he planned to shave off the beard because he desired to be unrecognized in public. He believed that if he shaved, no one would know who he was.
Jase and Missy appeared on Fox’s morning show to discuss the plans for the shave and the motive behind it. The big day was set for the 4th of September. The event was particularly exciting for fans of the show. We’d finally get to see what was hiding under his beard.
Jase knew the shave would create a lot of fanfare, so he decided to stream the whole event on Facebook live. While Jase sat in the barber’s chair, Missy controlled the camera and captured the entire process. Jase’s friend was in charge of shaving his beard and even cut his hair to match his new look.
Jase was totally unrecognizable with his new clean-cut appearance. The difference between him and his brothers was quite dramatic. Everyone was overjoyed at the result of the makeover, especially his wife Missy. Missy admitted that her husband looked like a whole new man and was extremely happy with the transformation. We really can’t believe that is really him!