Shave It or Save It
We love it when things are done for a good cause, which is why, when we heard word that one of Rugby League’s biggest players, David ‘The Wolfman’ Williams, was taking part in a campaign to potentially shave off his trademark beard, we couldn’t help but be intrigued…
The ‘Shave It Or Save It’ campaign is a NIVEA initiative that asked the public to vote on whether certain guys (like ‘The Wolfman’) should ‘shave’ or ‘save’ their beards for charity. NIVEA for Men donated $1 to the Australian Paralympic Committee for every vote received – and they have successfully reached $10,000! Yippee!
David ‘The Wolfman’ Williams’ beard met its fate on Tuesday after the majority of the voters concluded that he should shave his face fuzz. We caught up with him (and his newly smooth face) to chat about his involvement in the cause…
Why did you choose to support NIVEA’s ‘Shave It Or Save It’ campaign?
It was Bambi's idea actually. For those of you who don’t know, Bambi is the name of my beard! If she was going to face the guillotine, she thought she'd help raise funds for the Australian Paralympic Committee along the way.
So you felt that you were a good fit for this campaign?
With a nickname like ‘Wolfman’ and a very well recognised beard, it was only fitting to get involved with the NIVEA for Men ‘Shave It Or Save It’ campaign – it’s fun, humorous and raises money for a good cause.
In the ‘Shave It Or Save It’ report, it states that a whopping 83 per cent of women prefer to kiss a clean-shaven man, is this part of the reason you decided to lose the beard?
No, not really. Although the other 17 per cent are very hard to find!
Do you think you’ll be more successful with the ladies now that you’re clean-shaven?
By the sounds of it a shaven face is the preferred preference. But I'll have do my own testing to be sure.
Rumour has it you love the NIVEA for Men Sensitive range – what do you love about it?
I haven’t shaved my face in a long time and feared that when it finally happened I would end up with razor rash or something worse! The NIVEA for Men Sensitive range definitely ensured that didn’t happen. And now I can proudly say I no longer suffer from Xyrophobia (a fear of razors). Thanks NIVEA for Men!