At first glance, you might not think much of this TV show about a Louisiana family. However, Duck Dynasty is more than that, with 11 seasons under its belt and a large audience. These are all testaments to its fame. The reality show looks into the lives of the Robertson family. With their strong faith and legendary beards, this clan boasts of a multi-million duck business. When Jase shaved off the iconic family beard completely, no one could even recognize him. Why did he do it?
Jase has always been known for his witty punchlines and, of course, the iconic beard. He surprised his fans when he announced that he was going to say goodbye to the beard. The fans were pleasantly surprised to see what was hidden beneath all that beard. The transformation was so great that even his very own wife felt shocked.
The Robertson Patriarch
The multi-million dollar duck calling business was founded by Phil Robertson in 1973. He was a great football quarterback at Louisiana Tech. In fact, he could have earned a spot at an NFL Team in those days. But would you believe that he turned down this once in a lifetime opportunity because it was already duck hunting season? Little did he know that he was on the first step to creating his empire.
Friends With Terry Bradshaw
Phil was so good at football that he was the first pick that year. He was even ahead of Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw during the NFL Draft in 1970. He joined the Bulldogs as a quarterback before the very famous footballer. Phil was once asked in an interview about how he felt when he chose to quit football and pursue hunting. In return he only answered that Terry went for the money and he chose to chase after ducks instead.
Fame By Facial Hair
The Robertsons have always been known for their beards. They shared that they’ve grown out their facial hair to match their outdoorsy Louisiana lifestyle. It was a trademark look of the clan and serves as a great branding for their business. The beards of the Robertson men became so popular that it’s hard to think that they would shave all of them off. This is the reason why many of the show’s fans found it hard to believe that Jase Robertson would actually shave it.
The Robertson Family
The reality show highlights the closeness of the family Robertson. Phil and his wife Kay started their family when she was only 15 years old. The lovely couple welcomed four healthy sons named Willie, Alan, Jase, and Jep. At this point in time, every one of the children has already started their own families but what brings them together is the legacy of their dad, the duck-hunting business.
The grandkids have become a vital part of the show as well. In fact, one of Willie’s daughters even went on to appear in Dancing with the Stars. Even though they were a tight-knit clan, it was still hard to predict how the family would react to what Jase was about to do with his appearance.
Duck Dynasty Dilemma
Anyone who is a fan of the show would be familiar with the controversy surrounding Duck Dynasty. It started with what Phil said in a magazine interview. It was offensive to many and brought on the unwanted spotlight on the patriarch. This led to the show getting suspended for a short period of time. Some people think that this might have been the start of the decline of the viewership and ratings of the show, which eventually led to its cancellation after 11 successful seasons. Could this be the reason why Jase shaved off his beard?
The Funny And Good-Looking One
Jase Robertson is the second son of Phil and Miss Kay. Right now, he takes on the role of the COO of the family duck-hunting business. Have you watched Duck Dynasty? If it’s a yes then you’d probably see him as the handsome one in the bunch. He is also the funniest of the band of brothers. So, why exactly did this good-looking funny guy shave off such an iconic beard?
A Good Reason
Even though the Robertsons are well-known for their long beards, there is no way anyone can deny that Jase has one of the best beards out there. This is one of the main reasons why many are shocked by his decision to shave off such a great beard. However, there’s no need to worry – he has a very special reason why he chose to do it. Keep reading to find out!
His Little Girl
Jase’s daughter Mia was born with a cleft palate and lip. It is a condition where a person’s lip does not form completely and fails to attach to the skull. However, it is no cause for worry; the condition is not fatal and can be corrected through surgery. The only downside to it is that the child could have difficulties when it comes to pronouncing certain words and develop a lisp if not treated early.
Support From Fans
Jase’s daughter, Mia, underwent surgery to correct her cleft palate in 2014. Both of the parents were quite worried about their daughter who was about to undergo this operation. Fortunately, many of the family’s fans sent their good wishes and support for the family. The couple was extremely touched by the gesture that they decided to put up a charity to help those that have the same condition as Mia.
The Mia Moo Fund
Jase and his wife were committed to getting the funds needed to put up the foundation in honor of their daughter. The couple then decided to name it after their beautiful daughter. They wanted to give back to the community, so they chose a cause that was close to their hearts. They finally decided to call the new charity the Mia Moo Fund.
Setting Their Goals
The couple knew that before they were ever to achieve anything with the charity, they needed to get enough funds. Luckily, Jase had an idea and that was to change the one thing he was known for, the iconic Robertson Beard. He promised to shave off his entire beard if the donations can reach the hundred thousand mark. Jase knew that this move would help the charity gain attention and, in turn, help with raising the funds. The only question left was if it was an effective plan.
A New Man
Everyone was truly excited about the mission that Jase was undertaking. But for his wife, Missy, she was excited to see her husband’s new look. It would be the first time in seven years that she would get to see him without the iconic beard.
Beardless Robertson Brother
Though it may be true that the Robertson men are known for growing out their beards, did you know that there was one brother who was an exception to the rule? Al, the eldest of the Robertson brothers, has always sported the clean look throughout the series. Aside from that, Jase is also known to trim his beard. However, the last time he was seen without a beard was over seven years ago.
People With No Beards
The avid fans of Duck Dynasty were surprised when they heard about the pledge Jase made. They all knew that his beard meant a lot to him. He even once said in an episode that there are only two types of people who don’t have beards and these were women and children, and he was neither. Does he still carry the same sentiment now that he has decided to shave off his beard?
Desire To Be Anonymous
However, did you know that this was not the first time that Jase wanted to shave off all of his beard? He once said in an interview last 2013 that he wanted to go for a clean-shaven look after Duck Dynasty ended. It was not for any other reason but to go anonymous. His fans often come up to him to ask for a picture or an autograph. Jase thought that he could avoid this if his beard disappeared.
Time To Say Goodbye
No one can deny that what Jase did was truly honorable. However, the decision to shave off all of his beard was still hard and there were plenty of things to be considered. He even had a hard time coming to terms with his drastic makeover. Luckily, after he thought things through, he was positive that what he did would help the charity and their advocacy.
A Minor Disadvantage
Did you know that long beards are actually important for duck hunters? This is because it is an effective way for them to camouflage themselves without the need to wear extra gear while out hunting ducks. Without his beard, this would pose a new challenge for him during the season. Regardless of such a minor disadvantage, he is still happy with shaving it off for a cause. After all, the cause is more important to him right now.
Problems Came With It
While having a beard had plenty of advantages, it also comes with a few challenges. It even became a hassle at some point. There was a time when Jase had to go through an additional search at the airport because of it. They must have thought that he looked suspicious. At the time, his beard was longer than usual as the season had just ended. Thus, airport security decided to give him a mandatory inspection.
Mistaken For A Caveman
After the mandatory search by the security personnel at the airport, people were able to recognize him and asked for a picture or an autograph. He even got to talk to a little boy as well. However, he discovered that the boy hadn’t seen his show at all. The boy actually thought that he was a Geico caveman from the auto insurance company. When Jase heard what the boy said, he started to wonder if he really needed a shave.
Thanks To The Beard
His beard, along with his family’s iconic beards, are definitely assets to their duck-calling business. Because of all the hard work and dedication that he puts into the job, it is no surprise that he has ten million dollars to his name. He can retire anytime and still live in luxury for a lifetime, but he chose to put in a great effort for a charitable cause instead.
After The Show
Now that the Duck Dynasty show has ended, Jase wants to spend more time with family and friends. He still wanted to keep his fans updated on his daily life and his future adventures after the series, so he created Camofix. It is a website where fans can do just that. Since the end of the series, Jase has appeared in many different Christian shows, events, and gatherings to show his support and his faith. Now that he has a lot of free time to spend, he decided that he wanted to do something he was passionate about: helping people.
Making The Announcement
Last June, Jase made a big announcement. He was finally shaving off his iconic beard altogether. Plenty of his fans were shocked by the update, although everyone was curious about what brought about this major decision. So, to finally answer his fans’ curiosity, Jase and his wife, Missy, appeared on a morning show on Fox to talk about it. They even announced when the big day was happening. Missy also shared that she did not remember what her husband looked like without that beard of his. One thing is for sure, though, it was definitely a huge event for the fans of Duck Dynasty. Who would ever have thought that there will come a day where we would see Jase without a beard?
A New Look
He knew that his decision to shave was going to be a huge topic for the show’s fans. This is why Jase decided to go live on Facebook on the big day. Missy, his wife, made sure to capture the big moment live from the barber’s chair as his friend worked on shaving the beard off. His friend even went ahead and changed the style of his hair to match his clean-shaven look. How did the rest of the Robertson family react?
Many of the show’s fans watched the whole show live on Facebook. They held their breath as they waited for what Jase would look like with his new cleanshaven face. The fans weren’t the only ones who were nervous. Jase’s family and friends were also quite nervous about what Jase would look like.
Her New Husband
The differences between the two looks were worlds away. Anyone would definitely be able to notice just how different the new look was. Everyone was happy to see the new Jase. His wife Missy was the happiest of them all. She giddily said that Jase looked different and that she liked it. She even expressed her happiness on Twitter, where she reported that she was flirting with her husband more because of the new look. Surely, everyone would do the same thing!
Growing It Back
Although most fans are sure that Jase would grow his beard back, there is still no word on when this will happen. Nevertheless, many love his new style. Going beardless might pose a challenge during duck hunting season but it will surely outweigh the pleasure of knowing that his wife is loving the way he looked. Furthermore, sacrificing his beard to raise the funds he needed for the foundation was surely worth it. His family is definitely proud of what he has achieved.
Okay, Jase and Al might be the only ones sporting clean-shaved faces right now, but did you know that the Robertson brothers used to have it as well? They did go for a cleaner look when they were younger and, boy, did they sure look attractive.
The Boys Before
So much has changed since this photo was last taken. The brothers from Duck Dynasty certainly looked like they had a lot of fun and got up to a lot of mischief. The good old days, you know?
Sergeant Si Sans Beard
Even Si Robertson once rocked a beardless look when he was younger. It sure is hard to recognize that it is him without anyone telling you, but one thing is for sure, he definitely looked like a dashing sergeant. Do you prefer this style or with the iconic Robertson beard now?
Marriage Through The Years
Jase definitely looks like a different person now that he has shaved off his beard. It’s certainly understandable why Missy was happy to see this look on her husband. He is undoubtedly more attractive without his beard!
Who would have thought that this family from Louisiana would one day become stars of a reality show? This is how the cast of the show Duck Dynasty looked like back in the day. It’s great to see how different their lives were before the hit show.
Young And Smitten
Here is a photo of the Robertson couple when they were both considerably younger than they are now. It is certainly a picture of what young love looks like. It is such a heartwarming picture.
The lovebirds went on a vacation together and snapped this picture. This lovely photo was taken in a tropical setting, maybe Hawaii. It may be a photo from so long ago but happiness is indeed felt.
Phil Of The Past
Phil clearly looks like a sweet young man in this picture, don’t you think? Did he already know that he would launch the tradition of the iconic beard in the Robertson clan when he grows older? At any rate, he certainly is angel-like here.
Phil was always known to be opinionated. He is never afraid to say what he was thinking. Unfortunately, this quality placed him in the middle of a controversy. He got himself some unwanted limelight because of a statement he gave during an interview with GQ Magazine. Phil said that homosexual behavior is like bestiality. To him, the behavior of sleeping around with both men and women is like what animals do.
Defending His Comments
Despite receiving all the backlash and hate because of what he said, Phil did not shy away from saying what he was thinking. His opinion has remained unchanged. He also good-naturedly added that they only need to get to know and spread the Good News of Jesus and let Him do the judging.
This would definitely be a great picture if not for the hands. Stan just looks like he just came straight from one of Eminem’s music video. The star from Duck Dynasty might just do well as a rapper!
Mischievous Little Kids
In one of Willie’s interviews, he shared that he and his brothers always loved to play rough and tough. This helped them become confident and independent. For sure, not one of these brothers would have thought that they would have a multimillion-dollar duck-hunting business in the future. No one would have guessed such a thing when this picture was taken.
Back In The Day
When Jase found out that the family would be in a show, he was quite pessimistic about its success. He then added that they did not have a lot of money growing up. Imagine four mischievous boys and two adults in a small two-bedroom house. It was hard for him to believe that they could reach where they are now. Jase even jokingly said that they did not expect what was coming for them in the future.
In one interview, Willie had the chance to talk about his family and married life. He admitted that his marriage has been through a lot. Kids and a steadily growing business can definitely put a lot of pressure on a relationship. Plus, they work together on both personal and business matters, which can be challenging. Willie is happy that he and his wife have managed to withstand all of it. He continued to explain that there were only two options and that was to become stronger together or crash and burn. In this photo, you can see that he and his family had such a great time at the beach.
Willie was asked if he would ever get rid of his famous trademark beard, to which he strongly answered that he would never do such a thing. Plus, his wife Korie does not seem to really care if she was never going to see a beardless Willie again.
Making A Killing
In the photo below, you’ll see the Robertson patriarch during his glory days as a football player. Who would have known that he would make it big in the duck hunting industry? Looking back at his choice to quit football now, Phil probably does not regret his decision to quit football for ducks.
It’s hard to imagine Phil being anything other than a successful duck hunter, but did you know that he used to be a teacher? He and his wife, Kay, used to be teachers at a local high school in Louisiana. As you can see here, he had not been sporting the trademark beard at the time.
Unlike most people, Phil and Kay decided not to move out of their home state of Louisiana. They stayed for their kids and for the business that they had been building at the time. Who would have known what the future holds for the family? Until now, they are still staying in the southeastern state. The only difference now is that they are also staying for their grandkids.
The Beginning Of The Beard
Did you know that Phil Robertson did not grow out his beard until his sons hit their teens? After he went ahead and did it, the man could not be seen without that beard of his. After the brothers finished their high school, the Robertson brothers followed their dad and decided to grow out their beards as well.
High School Kid
When Willie Robertson was still in high school, he showed a lot of potential when it comes to playing basketball. While he decided not to pursue it, no one could deny his prowess at the sport. Little did he know that he would become the CEO of a duck hunting business that’s worth several millions of dollars. As of this moment, this Robertson man with the great smile is worth a whopping twenty-five million dollars.
A Winning Yearbook Smile
Willie’s wife Korie shared that their youngest daughter, Bella, has never seen what Willie looks like underneath all that beard. Although she won’t be seeing her dad without a beard anytime soon, at least she has his yearbooks to look at.
Passing It On
Willie Robertson decided not to take the CEO position of their duck hunting enterprise until his children were a little bit older. Now, you will see the similarities between the dad and his children. He has passed on one kind of legacy onto them and, no, it’s not the beard. Willie’s dimples had always prominent, but it is now hidden by his beard. Both John Luke and Sadie inherited their dad’s wonderful dimples.
Family Photo Fun
Jase and his wife Missy were actually high school sweethearts. It is easy to see that the two of them were always meant to be together. In the other picture, Cole, Mia, and Reed also joined in.
Missy Robertson’s Mission
When you think of the Robertson family, camos and duck hunting must be what immediately come to mind. But did you know that they supported and funded many charitable projects over the past years as well? Missy, Jase’s wife, is an advocate for women who have experienced terrible situations such as homelessness, addiction, and sex trafficking.
Willie and Korie’s love story started when they were in third grade. They both met at a summer camp. The two got close and tied the knot when they were only teenagers. Korie then shared that they started talking about marriage three months into the relationship and said their I do’s within the year. Willie was nineteen years old and Korie was eighteen years old. In case you were wondering, she wasn’t pregnant!
Unwinding With Uncle
Sadie Robertson loves to share her adventures on her Tumblr blog. One day, she decided to post a cute picture of her younger self hanging out with her uncle Jep. The post immediately went viral. The other family members might have fans but she has more. The number went up some more after her stint on Dancing with the Stars.
Doing It Right
John Luke, Willie’s son, has also decided to follow the trademark look of the Robertson men. He decided that he would also grow out his beard. Doesn’t he look a lot like his father in this picture?
Tying The Knot
John Luke finally decided to marry Mary Kate, his long-time girlfriend. There were over 700 guests at their wedding! Both of them studied at Liberty University. Now, their new goal is to start their own family soon.
There is no doubt that many people love the Robertson family of the Duck Dynasty series. However, they did not have a lot of style running in the family. For one, the New York City Trump International Hotel staff decided to throw Jase out of the premises because he looked homeless.
Jase said in an interview with Fox that he wasn’t expecting much from the show. He thought that in order for reality shows to be successful, it should have a lot of friction and cursing. Compared to the life they have, which mainly revolves around hunting, his family seems to be a little too calm for TV.
Supporting The POTUS
During the 2016 presidential elections, Willie Robertson was a huge supporter of Mr. Donald Trump, the Republican candidate. We can tell that he was over the moon when the results of the election came out.
Supporting The Military
Jase has a lot of respect for the men and women of the military. He even posted a picture of himself in military uniform on his personal Instagram account, saying that he was hanging out at a US airport due to a delay caused by bad weather and proceeded to thank the men in service.
Meeting Barack Obama
Back in 2013, Willie and his wife Korie got an invitation from the White House to attend the Correspondent’s Dinner. During the event, they got the chance to meet Barack Obama himself. The President even shared that he was a huge fan of Duck Dynasty!
Did you know that Willie and Korie happen to be good friends of Eric and Lara Trump? The Robertson couple even donated a sizable amount of money to support the presidential campaign of Donald Trump.
Al The Wild Child
You might think that clean-shaven Al is the harmless one of the bunch, but don’t be mistaken by his beardless face. He was quite a wild child back then. Maybe going beardless is a sign of rebellion in a family full of bearded men.
The year before, the Robertson family suffered the loss of someone close to them. Watching them honor their late relative is quite touching to see. If you are a fan of their show, you would know how important family is to them.
Welcome To Robertson Row
The Robertsons all live near each other. Most even call it the Robertson Row. It has over eight houses where the siblings, parents, and extended family or friends live. Each of them looks out for each other. You can just imagine the loss they felt when they lost a family member to cancer.
A Sad Day
John Howard and Chrys, Korie Robertson’s parents, live in one of the houses in Robertson Row. They provide support to their daughter and her family in times of need. They received a lot of love and support from the Robertson clan during the time that one of their cousins died because of cancer.
In the summer camp where Korie and Willie met, Chrys once served as the camp director. She was actually a long-time family friend of the Robertson patriarch. When her cousin died because of cancer, the Robertsons offered to help her move on from her loss.
It was in September 2013 that the Louisiana Tech Football, the team where Phil Robertson and Terry Bradshaw used to play, decided to pay a tribute to these two men. The old rivals and friends met again on that day. Boy! The iconic day was perfectly captured in this picture.
Jessica and Jep Robertson showed everyone how much they loved camouflage. Jep’s wife shared a picture of them wearing full camouflage gear on her Instagram account and captioned it with her love for camo.
Willie has also shown his love for the pattern in his own way. He does not only wear a full camo get-up but he also got himself a custom-made convertible in camouflage. You probably have not seen any BMW like it in your life.
Jase became known in the show for being great at hunting frogs. Plus, he also insisted that he knew how to speak Duckinese, the language of ducks. He got so much love from the audience because of his witty comments and his great personality. It’s no wonder why everyone got so hyped to see him without his beard for the first time!