Sit down and prepare yourself for this: Joe Manganiello’s beard is no more. The Magic Mike and True Blood actor underwent one of the most dramatic transformations of all, shaving all his facial hair off. Like fellow iconic bearded actor Jason Momoa, he looks like a completely different person clean-shaven. His wife Sofia Vergara shared a shot of him pool-side, while Manganiello posted a close-up shot on his ‘gram.
Manganiello hasn’t really detailed what exactly prompted the move on social media.
When Jason Momoa shaved off his beard, in contrast, he shared a video of the process and explained his reasoning: Environmentalism…and to really drive home the point of his “use aluminum cans instead of water bottles” PSA. (Momoa has a product line of aluminimun water cans, Mananalu, so the video doubled as a commercial for it.)
“Goodbye DROGO, AQUAMAN, DECLAN, BABA …I’m SHAVING this beast off, It’s time to make a change,” he wrote. “A change for the better…for my kids, your kids, the world. Let’s make a positive change for the health of our planet. 🌎 Let’s clean up our oceans 🌊 our land ⛰. Join me on this journey. Let’s make the switch to infinitely recyclable aluminum. ♻️♻️♻️ Water in cans, not plastic.”
The beard has since returned though, so there’s hope Manganiello’s change could also be temporary for you beard and mustache fans.
Quarantine has prompted several celebrities to drastically alter their looks, from Bella Hadid cutting her own bangs to Hilary Duff dyeing her hair blue. If there’s anything time to try something gutsy and new, it’s now, right?