Having 11 seasons is enough proof of how great the Duck Dynasty reality show was. The series introduced a not-so-ordinary family from Louisiana. It presents the Robertson clan, who are known for their Louisiana heritage and strong faith. Plus, it also showcases their multi-million duck hunting enterprise that intrigues most of their avid viewers. Mind you, this family is definitely more than just the new Beverly Hillbillies. For one thing, the Robertson men are easily recognizable for sporting long beards; but what happens when one of them decides it was time to let it go?
Jase Robertson has always been known for his witty lines and, of course, his beard. Imagine the shock his fans got when he suddenly announced that he was saying goodbye to his famous beard. The fans were shocked to hear that he was going for a clean-shaven look. He definitely seemed so different that even his wife got surprised by his new look as well.
The Robertson Patriarch
The duck hunting business was founded by Phil Robertson. He used to be a great quarterback for Louisiana Tech. In fact, he was so skilled at it that he even got a spot on a famous NFL Team. However, would you believe that he gave it all up just because it was duck hunting season? He started his successful business back in 1973. No one could have known that this would just be the start of something big.
Friends With Terry Bradshaw
Phil was actually a great athlete. His prowess on the field was so evident that he was drafted earlier than the NFL Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw during the NFL Draft in 1970. He started out playing for the Bulldogs as a quarterback. When Phil was asked about his feelings on his decision to withdraw from the football world, he answered: “Terry went for the bucks, and I chased after the ducks.”
Fame By Facial Hair
As many of you know, the Robertson men have that signature long beard to go with their lifestyle. This feature is considered as a brand of sorts and plays a big part in marketing their business. The beards are so famous that it’s hard to imagine one of them having none.
The Robertson Family
The reality TV show focuses on the relationships of the family members. The patriarch and his wife Kay tied the knot when they were only fifteen years old. They welcomed four beautiful sons named Alan, Jase, Jep, and Willie. As of now, all their children have started families of their own.
The grandkids of Phil and Kay have become some of the most important characters in the show. Most of them have also garnered a lot of attention like Sadie, Willie’s daughter who joined Dancing With The Stars. The Family may be tight-knit but their reaction to what Jase is about to do is still unknown.
Duck Dynasty Dilemma
Anyone who as ever watched the show would know about the controversy of Duck Dynasty. This happened because of a few statements Phil made in an interview with GQ Magazine. This led to the show being suspended for a time which eventually led to its cancellation. Some of the viewers thought that this incident was the cause of the steady decline of the ratings and the eventual cancellation of the series after eleven seasons. However, did the comments have to do anything with Jase’s beard?
The Funny And Good-Looking One
The second son of the Robertson siblings, Jase, is now the COO of their duck-hunting business. If you follow Duck Dynasty, you’d know him for his funny antics and his handsome features. So what pushed him to shave all of his iconic beard off?
A Good Reason
Many of the Robertson men may be sporting the same long beard but Jase has undoubtedly the best one. This is one of the reasons why many of his fans were shocked by his decision to shave this trademark feature. However, you shouldn’t worry because he is doing this for a good cause.
His Little Girl
It turns out that his beautiful daughter, Mia has a cleft lip and palate. It’s a condition that happens when the lip fails to attach itself to the skull. The good thing is that it can be treated. Still, there is a chance that the child might develop difficulties in talking.
Support From Fans
Mia, his daughter, was able to undergo an operation to adjust the cleft palate and lip back in 2014. Her parents were anxious to see the results but what helped them was the overwhelming support they received from the fans. Thankfully the surgery went well. This was what pushed them to start a foundation to help other children who have the same condition.
The Mia Moo Fund
Jase was determined to raise the funds to put up the foundation that he and his wife planned to start to help kids like Mia. The couple also decided to name the foundation the “Mia Moo Fund.” Isn’t it cute? They wanted a name that pays tribute to their daughter and something close to their hearts.
Setting Their Goals
Jase knew that before they could start helping people, the charity needed to have enough funds to help. He was able to come up with the idea of shaving his entire beard off as a pledge. If the donations were to reach one hundred thousand dollars then Jase would go to the barber and have all if it shaved off. However, he still isn’t too sure if this move was effective.
A New Man
Other than all the excitement coming from the fans of the show, Missy, Jase’s wife, was especially excited to see her husband without a beard after seven years. Her reaction is definitely something to look forward to.
Beardless Robertson Brother
Although it may be true that most of the Robertson men don the iconic beard, there is actually one who doesn’t follow the norm. The eldest brother has always sported a clean-shaven look compared to his siblings all throughout the show. While Jase has trimmed his beard several times over the years, the last time he had fully shaved his facial hair was over seven years ago.
People With No Beards
The avid fans of Duck Dynasty had quite the shock when they got the news of the promise Jase made. They had a good reason to; after all, Jase once made a statement about how much his trademark beard meant to him in one of the episodes. He said, “There are two kinds of people without beards, children, and women, I am neither.” Does he still think the same way now that he has decided to shave everything off?
Desire To Be Anonymous
However, this wasn’t the first time Jase thought of the idea of going for a clean-shaven look. The Duck Dynasty star made a comment in an interview back in 2013 that he wanted to shave his beard after the show ended. It wasn’t for anything special but for the desire to go unnoticed. He then shared that he always had fans coming up to him so he thought that if the beard was gone then he can easily go unnoticed anywhere.
Time To Say Goodbye
It may be for a good cause but the decision to shave his iconic beard still had plenty of considerations. Jase was still having second thoughts on shaving it and the difficulty to accept such a drastic change in his appearance. Nevertheless, Jase decided to go through with his choice to have a shave to help the charity and spread his advocacy.
A Minor Disadvantage
For hunters, growing out their beards is more than just for the aesthetics. Having longer beards would allow them to blend into the environment easily without the need to use other gear. This would pose a bit of trouble for Jase. However, regardless of that, he knows that a little hassle on his part would allow the charity to help some children.
Problems Came With It
Although having beards may have its advantages, it also comes with a few problems as well. There was one time that Jase had to undergo a mandatory search by the airport security just because he looked suspicious because of his longer than usual facial hair.
Mistaken For A Caveman
After the thorough mandatory search done by the security personnel at the airport, some of the fans asked for his autograph and a few pictures with them. At one point, he got to chat with a little boy too. However, after a while, he noticed that the boy did not know him at all and was even convinced that he was the Geico caveman from an auto insurance commercial. This was what pushed him to finally shave his beard.
Thanks To The Beard
The iconic beards of the Robertson men have always been great assets to the family’s duck-hunting business. Coupled with the hard work and dedication Jase has, it’s no surprise that he has ten million dollars to his name. Although it may be easy for him to live a life without worries with how padded his pockets are, it’s heartwarming to see him turning his attention to a worthwhile advocacy instead.
After The Show
Now that the family’s show, Duck Dynasty has ended, Jase wants to spend more time with his family and friends. He knows that the fans would still want an update on his life. So, Jase decided to create Camofix, a platform where his fans can get updates about his daily life. Right now, he is busy with attending Christian gatherings and showing support for his community. Now that he has a lot of time in his hands, he decided to do what he always wanted to do.
Making The Announcement
By June, Jase has finally decided to let everyone know that he was shaving off the trademark beard. A lot of his fans were surprised by his decision and they clamored for an answer. So Missy and Jase appeared on a morning show in Fox to officially tell everyone of what he was about to do and the reason behind it. They even set a date for it. Missy even shared that she no longer remembers what her husband looked like without the beard. It was certainly going to be a huge affair for the fans of Duck Dynasty.
A New Look
Jase certainly knew that his decision to shave would cause quite an amount of stir from the fans of their reality show. So, to allow fans to be part of the event, he decided to go live on Facebook. His wife, Missy even made sure to capture every moment during her spouse’s big shave while their close friend was shaving his beard and styling his hair. On the other hand, how does the family feel about his new look?
Fans eagerly watched as Jase was being shaved live on Facebook. Many of them, held their breaths, hoping that the results would be good, though they were certainly not the only ones who were nervous about it.
Her New Husband
Considering the way he looked before and after the big shave, there is definitely a huge difference between the looks Jase had. Everyone was happy that the results came out great, but no one could compare to the happiness his wife, Missy felt. She happily shared that her husband looked very different than before and she certainly liked it.
Growing It Back
Most of the people know that Jase might eventually grow his beard back in the long run but they loved the new look he was sporting now. Although it may cause a few troubles in hunting season, nothing could compare to how his wife loved his newly clean-shaven face. Most importantly, he was able to successfully raise the money needed to launch the foundation. Jase’s family are very proud of what he achieved.
It may not be common knowledge but did you know that the Robertson brothers sported a clean look back when they were younger. They certainly looked dapper back in those days.
The Boys Before
The Duck Dynasty boys have indeed changed a lot since they were children. Jep, Jase, and Willie certainly looked like they were up to quite a lot of mischief in this picture.
Sergeant Si Sans Beard
Even Si Robertson sported a beardless look back in the day. It’s even hard to recognize him in this picture, isn’t it? But one thing is for sure, he was one handsome young sergeant, wasn’t he?
Marriage Through The Years
Missy definitely did not lie when Jase looked like a different man when they were just married. Now, it’s clear why Missy was so happy when her husband finally was able to shave all of his beard off.
Not one of them would have ever thought that they were going to have their own reality show in the future. This is how the Duck Dynasty cast looked before the show. The stark difference is truly astonishing.
Young And Smitten
Here is another old photo of when the couple was a lot younger. You can surely see how in love they were, they are truly sweethearts. This is such a lovely picture!
The lovely couple is having a blast on their vacation. What a lovely old picture this is. Although they may not look like this anymore, the happiness they feel is undoubtedly captured in the photo.
Phil Of The Past
Phil Robertson looked like a charming and handsome young man. No one would have ever guessed that this young man right here would become a millionaire with a famous beard when he grew older.
Phil was always known for his straightforwardness. He never held anything back, but unfortunately, this landed him in some unwanted attention. It was an interview with GQ Magazine when he made a statement about homosexuality that angered a lot of people. He shared, “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”
Defending His Comments
Even though he received a lot of backlash, Phil still made another controversial statement. He said in another interview, “We just love ’em, give ’em the good news about Jesus—whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ’em out later; you see what I’m saying?”
The photo would have been great if not for the hands. Stan from Duck Dynasty looks just like he went straight from Eminem’s music video. Who knows – he might even have the talent for rapping!
Mischievous Little Kids
In an interview with Willie, he shared that he and his siblings grew up in. Willie stated “rough and tough…it created us to be independent and real confident.” Without it, they would not have learned to stand on their own and be confident in what they do. Still, they probably had different thoughts when then this picture was taken.
Back In The Day
Jase did not think that their reality show would ever be successful. He even said, “We grew up real poor. There were four boys and my parents in a two-bedroom house. So I cannot believe this.” The brothers in the picture definitely did not know what the future holds for them.
In an interview, Willie got a chance to share about his family and marriage. He confessed, “Our marriage has been tested: tons of kids, growing businesses, and working with family on both sides. And it’s withstood all that. You either melt and crash or you become strong. We’re strong.” In this photo, they are seen enjoying the sun and the sand.
When asked if he was ever going to follow his brother shave his beard, Willie answered that he wasn’t planning on getting rid of his special beard any time soon. What’s more, unlike Jase’s wife, his wife Korie won’t really care if he shaves or not.
Making A Killing
Phil used to be a big name in the football field of Louisiana Tech. This is a picture of him in his football glory days. Knowing what he has achieved now, it seems that he made the right call to quit the sport back then.
It may be hard to see it now but did you know that Phil and his wife, Kay used to be professors at the local high school? He did not even have that iconic beard back when he was still teaching in the local school.
When Kay and Phil were a lot younger, the couple decided to stay in Louisiana, their home state. They wanted to build a successful business for their children and eventual grandchildren. It was probably the best decision they made in their lives.
The Beginning Of The Beard
Phil Robertson started growing out his beard when his sons reached their teens. Ever since then, you won’t recognize Phil without his iconic beard. His sons have also followed his lead and grew out their beards after they graduated from high school.
High School Kid
During high school, Willie was such a great basketball player. He was known all throughout the school for his ability in the basketball court. But who would have expected that he would one day become the CEO of a duck hunting business worth millions of dollars and a net worth of twenty-five million dollars?
A Winning Yearbook Smile
Willie’s wife, Korie shared that Bella, their youngest daughter has never seen what her dad looks like without the famous beard. She might not have the chance to see it now but the good thing is that Willie still has some of his old yearbooks around.
Passing It On
Willie Robertson decided not to take on the position of CEO before his kids were older. But one thing is for sure, although his dimples might be covered with all that beard, they are still pretty visible. This charming feature was inherited by both his children, Sadie and John Luke.
Family Photo Fun
Jase and Missy started going out when they were still in high school. This photo of them shows the start of their love. In the next photo, Mia, Cole, and Reed joined in the fun.
Missy Robertson’s Mission
The Robertsons can easily be identified by the iconic beards and all the camouflage but they are also known for the many charitable works this family has supported. One very clear example of this is Missy Robertson. She became an advocate for women who have been victims of sex trafficking and addiction. She is also eager to help women who are homeless.
Willie and Korie first met in a summer camp when they were in third grade. The love slowly bloomed and the couple decided to be man and wife when they were just teenagers. Korie also shared, “We were together probably three months before we started talking about it, and then we got married within a year — I was 18 and he was 19. No one was pregnant!” They definitely look adorably in love in this picture.
Unwinding With Uncle
Willie’s daughter, Sadie posted a picture of her and her Uncle Jep relaxing and unwinding. The post quickly went viral. The family may have plenty of fans but Sadie especially has a great number of followers.
Doing It Right
John Luke, Willie’s son has also decided to follow the path of a Robertson man. He has finally chosen to start growing his beard. He looks much like his father as the days pass by. Take a look at the picture!
Tying The Knot
John Luke has decided to tie the knot as well. He finally married his long-time girlfriend, Mary Kate. They got married at the Robertson farm and had 700 guests attending the nuptials. The couple is both graduates of Liberty University. They are planning to start a family very soon.
Many may love the looks the stars of Duck Dynasty sport but it seems there are still people who do not feel that way. It seems that the Trump International Hotel based in New York City thought that Jase was homeless, so they kicked him out of the hotel.
In an interview with Fox, he admitted that he did not believe that the reality show would ever be successful. Jase then added, “I was one of the ones who said the reality show would never work…We were in the hunting world. I had this perception of reality shows that you had to have all this friction and fits of rage and four-letter words…We’re pretty calm compared to that…We’ve got some crazy characters in our family — but I didn’t think people would want to see that.”
Supporting The POTUS
In the presidential campaign last 2016, Willie openly supported the Republican candidate and now the President of the United States, Donald Trump. He was surely elated when he saw how the elections turned out.
Supporting The Military
Jase Robertson also has great respect for the men and women in uniform. He showed his awe for them when he uploaded a photo of himself with some military personnel to his personal Instagram with a caption saying, “Hanging out with USA’s finest during airport weather delay. #thanksforyourservice.”
Meeting Barack Obama
Back in 2013, Willie and his wife, Korie were invited to the White House to attend an event. While attending the gathering, they got the chance to meet Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. What’s more, Obama shared that he was a huge fan of their Duck Dynasty!
Did you know that Lara and Eric Trump are good friends with Willie and his wife? In fact, they were so close that the couple donated funds for the campaign of the then-Republican candidate, Donald Trump.
Al The Wild Child
Do not mistake his clean-shaven looks for being conservative. Al might just be the most rebellious one of the bunch. He may have decided to go beardless for the duration of the show but this could also be a sign of his rebellious side.
The year before, the Robertson family experienced the loss of someone dear to them. If you ever had the chance to watch their show, then you would know just how important family is to them. How the family members honored the loved one who passed on was truly moving.
Welcome To Robertson Row
The family is so close-knit that they try to live close by. Most call it the “Robertson Row”. It is a row of eight houses where the family members and close friends reside. Everyone looks out for each other. So imagine the pain of being handed the news that you’ve lost a loved one in a battle against cancer.
A Sad Day
John and Chrys Howard live in one of the houses in “Robertson Row”. They have been an important part and great source support of the clan while they mourning the loss of a relative. John and Chrys are the parents of Willie’s beautiful wife, Korie.
The camp’s director where Korie and Willie met is a close friend of the Robertson patriarch and his wife. When one of her cousins lost the fight against cancer, she decided to make use of Instagram to honor her late cousin. She posted, “This past week one of my cousins, Glenn Durham, lost his battle with cancer and gained his heavenly reward.” Hopefully, the whole clan was able to help her heal and move forward.
Back in September of 2013, Louisiana Tech Football decided to pay tribute to two legendary quarterbacks of the school, Terry and Phil. The day went great and even the two old rivals and close friends met again for the first time in years.
Jessica and Jep showed their love for everything camouflage when Jessica posted a picture of the couple all donned in camouflage. She even captioned it with “Talk about a #tb pic…. seriously!!!!!! Anyone else loves camo this much???”
Another Robertson brother has taken the love for camouflage a notch higher. Not only did Willie dress in all camo but he also bought himself a custom-made BMW convertible in full camouflage skin.
Jase was so loved by the viewers for not only witty remarks but also his other “special skills” like his ability to hunt frogs. Plus, he can also speak the language of ducks, which he calls “Duckinese.” His charm made him an easy favorite among the show viewers. It’s definitely not a surprise why many wondered what he would look like without the signature iconic beard.