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Shy Insurance Agent Grows Beard And It Changes His Life

February 20th, 2018

Sometimes beards are just better. This man was living a financially successful life, but his health was slipping. When his barber suggested growing a beard, he decided it was time for a complete transformation. As his looks changed, so did his entire life.

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Wales Online Source: Wales Online

Gwilym Pugh had founded his own insurance company from his spare room, and work was going well. Unfortunately, this job required him to spend all day at a desk – something that was devastating for Gwilym’s health. As his company’s profits soared so did his weight. He gained 280 pounds before he heard his wake-up call.

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Gwilum Pugh Source: Gwilum Pugh

“At that time I was pretty overweight,” Gwilym told Good Morning Britain, ” working 12 hours a day, plagued with injuries which meant I couldn’t train at all. The business was doing okay, but I decided I needed to get my life in order and wanted to get healthy again.”

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Gwilum Pugh Source: Gwilum Pugh

He and his friends had previously formed a folk band, so his barber gave him some good advice.

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Adam Fussell Source: Adam Fussell

He told I’m to grow a beard. The new style would help him look the part for his new group.

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Adam Fussell Source: Adam Fussell

This turned out to be a major turning point in Gwilym’s life.

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Gwilum Pugh Source: Gwilum Pugh

He changed his eating along with his facial hair, and he was on his way to his happiest, healthiest self.

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Gwilum Pugh Source: Gwilum Pugh

“It was the best thing for my health as I stopped sitting for nine to 10 hours a day,” he shared.

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Exposure London Source: Exposure London

Gwilym lost 90 pounds over 5 years, and doors started swinging open for him.

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Exposure London Source: Exposure London

The man started an Instagram account, and he was eventually discovered by Welsh tailor Nathan Palmer.

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Gwilum Pugh Source: Gwilum Pugh

From there Gwilym’s career took off in a direction he was never expecting. He signed a contract with the London agency AMCK Models.

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Gwilum Pugh Source: Gwilum Pugh

“A picture says a thousand words…. Coming from being 22 years old, overweight, plagued with injuries, and unhappy barely leaving the house…”

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Gwilum Pugh Source: Gwilum Pugh

“I’m happier and healthier than I ever thought possible and doing things that didn’t even cross my mind to dream of.”

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House 99 Source: House 99

Gwilym is now an ambassador for David Beckham’s new male grooming brand.

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Gwilum Pugh Source: Gwilum Pugh

The model is excited for his new career path, but he never lets it get to his head.

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Gwilum Pugh Source: Gwilum Pugh

“I think I’m lucky I got into this profession at the age that I did,” he says.

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Gwilum Pugh Source: Gwilum Pugh

“I try not to get caught up in it all and my girlfriend helps a great deal wit that.”

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Gwilum Pugh Source: Gwilum Pugh

“Having worked in finance for years, the opportunity to work with creative people and travel around the world is amazing.”

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Gwilum Pugh Source: Gwilum Pugh

Gwilym is thrilled to have such wonderful experiences while continuing to further his health.

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Edo Brugué Source: Edo Brugué

“Regular osteo treatment and morning mobility and HIIT workouts are what’s in order,” the model explains.

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Gwilum Pugh Source: Gwilum Pugh

It’s hard to believe this all started because of a beard. Now Gwilym is looking better than ever, and he has a long path of success ahead of him.

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