A Staffordshire housewife has joined thousands of men around the UK by sprouting facial hair for Movember.
Siobhain Fletcher, 36, who has suffered from excessive facial hair since she was a teenager, is growing a moustache and goatee.
In the past, the condition, caused by polycystic ovary syndrome, has left her afraid to leave the house, reports The Mirror.
But Mrs Fletcher, from Leek, plucked up the courage to show off her facial hair on ITV1 show This Morning.
She said: "It was a spur of the moment decision. It isn't a sideshow. I'm doing it to raise awareness for cancer."
Mrs Fletcher, who shaves every other day - sometimes with husband Jim, 42 - has raised over £700 for Movember, which raises awareness for men's health.
She added: "My sister said she'd pay me £50 not to do it. Some of my friends agreed with her.
"I said that I was doing it anyway because I am stubborn and pig-headed and it's gone from a comment on Facebook, through the local papers and now on national television."
But she admitted she will shave it off at the end of the month, adding: "I'm taking it off only because it's itchy, very itchy, and I'm not used to it."
--Courtesy of Orange.co.uk