Bearded Woman Decided To Stop Shaving After 8 Years, Saying It’s The Best Thing She’s Ever Done

Leela Adwani |Aug 24, 2020

Alma first removed the dark hair on her face at the age of 16 as she had been bullied by her classmates. See more pictures of "bearded" woman and know more about PCOS below.

Alma Torres from New York recently made headlines for her outstanding looking. The woman (27) has suffered PCOS – polycystic ovary syndrome that produces a higher-than-normal amount of male hormones since her teenage. Continuously shaving through the years, she now decided to stop doing altogether even though the syndrome causes her to grow much facial hair.

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Alma started shaving when she was 16

The woman who is working at a healthcare center started developing this hormone condition when she was 15 years old. Since then Torres has grown a beard. Alma first removed the dark hair on her face at the age of 16 as she had been bullied by her classmates.

Now, after 8 years of constantly trying to shave the hair by using several different methods like waxing, bleaching, and shaving, Alma Torres has opted to let her beard grow naturally. The 27-year-old woman officially steps another chapter of her life as she says that deciding to grow the beard is the best thing that she has ever done.

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Her friends bullied her for her look

Alma recently marked her fourth “beard-iversary” since the day she took the plunge to stop shaving and let the facial hair develop without any interference. The New York girl seems to live her life to the fullest as she claims that she now loves her body and of course, her mood is not affected by the negative opinions of other people.

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She is a PCOS fighter

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Torres says in an interaction with media,

 “I learnt to embrace what I couldn't change.”

The fact is that she hadn’t been diagnosed with PCOS when facial hair could be seen growing at the age of 15. It was until she turned 18. At that point, she described it as a slap to her face and that made her very depressed. This syndrome develops the symptoms including not only hair growth but also weight gain and irregular periods.

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Now, she is totally comfortable with her beard

Her PCOS fighting journey has turned out to be a source of inspiration for many. She terms herself a bearded beauty and she is gaining the support and the love of a lot of people. With more than 6000 followers on Instagram, it’s not far off the mark to say Alman Torres set the ultimate example of a brave girl.

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