By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Sep 28, 2021 at 6:56 PM

One of the key – or at least certainly one of the most in-key – members of the Milwaukee Bucks' NBA champion run needs your help. 

Milwaukee-area singer Ben Tajnai, the Bucks' lucky charm who sang the National Anthem at home games throughout the team's playoff trip to the title, is one of ten selected furry finalists for Wahl's second annual "Most Talented Beard" competition. The contest received more than a hundred hirsute hopefuls showing off their talents (as well as their facial hair) with the goal of earning the title of Wahl Man of the Year, some special barber equipment and treatment to keep their beards at their best, and a cool $20,000 – and Tajnai's entry was selected among the top ten. 

Now here's where you come in and help Tajnai claim some winning whiskers: The first-place facial hair will be decided by public vote, so head over to the Most Talented Beard competition's website and place your vote for Tajnai, his majestic face mane and his even more majestic singing voice. At the website, you can also check out more about Tajnai as well as his bewhiskered brethren competing for the title – featuring several other musicians, a potter and a dog trainer. Impressive, but we still think Tajnai's a hair above the rest; after all, how many of these fellow follicly-blessed foes helped win the NBA Finals?

Voting runs now through Oct. 15, with the first, second and third place winners announced in late October. So get out and vote – and go Ben! Fear the deer beard!

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.