Hottie of the week: Abbas Jafri

Published: September 18, 2012

Abbas Jafri: The bearded bloke

Birthday: November 30

Status: Single

Born: Karachi, Pakistan

Who he is

There is something so animalistic about a man with a thick, dense, unruly … beard. Not everyone can pull off the uninhibited, aggressive sexuality reminscent of a wild caveman — but the ones who can easily trump today’s metrosexual men with their smooth, hairless jaws and buffed, shiny nails.

Lux Style Awards Model of the Year Abbas Jafri must have been reading our minds when a few years ago, he grew a beard that literally started its very own hair revolution. Cascading down to his chest, Jafri’s beard is set off by his long locks and a piercing gaze which leaves women breathless.

When Jafri started modelling, pratically every man was clean-shaven and over-groomed. Jafri’s standout look —  layers and layers of unkempt hair — had him labelled a ‘fundo’ by the industry.

No one could understand why a good-looking man would deliberately grow all that excessive hair and ruin all chances of scoring a photoshoot with top designers. Little did they know that the fashion world would soon be following that beard.

How it started

While on a trip to Vegas with friends, Jafri came across a bunch of gypsies and hobos sitting outside one of the casinos and thought how liberating it must be to not care about one’s hair altogether.

Why should a real man fritter away his time shaving and trimming his facial hair?

By the time he returned to Pakistan, Jafri had grown a full beard. This flabbergasted the immigration officers. They had seen bearded men go from Pakistan and return clean-shaven, gelled and spiked up; never the other way round.

Bearded glory

Within a few years, Jafri’s unconventional look had garnered him tonnes of big projects. He was featured in an Ayesha Omar video and shot an advertisement for Ahmed Bham and Republic.

The bearded bloke’s been making us drool every time we see a Bareeze Man billboard, but he’s got his melting hazel eyes set further — he’s just been selected to walk the ramp for Paris Fashion Week, and is on the cusp of becoming an international phenomenon.

Setting hearts racing

When Jafri jumped on the beard bandwagon, he was unsure how his look would be received by women. It wasn’t until he was approached one day by a young girl while out with his family that he realised the ravishing effect he had on women.

The fan girl ran up to him and gave him a hug, refusing to let go of him. Both sets of parents were left astounded. After the awkardness passed, the girl revealed that she had pictures of him all over her walls and ceiling.

Behind the beard

Jafri’s not just a pretty face — he’s a talented cricketer who has played domestic cricket and is currently playing league cricket in the US. And he’s not one of those models who party hard. He’s actually a chilled out, introverted guy who likes to stay out of the limelight. Ironic and yet so loveable considering that he’s always in the limelight!

Beard or NOT

What the girls have to say about Jafri’s unconventional look

Not often you get to see someone with such unbridled good looks. Love the locks and the beard.  – Mariya

Put stubble, and unruly hair on a guy and I’m absolutely koo-koo for him. And this guy does all those things best! – Taneeya

Long hair — yum — except when it’s longer than mine! Facial hair is very masculine. Groom the beard though! – Zainab

He definitely has an attractive face cut and his eyes say a lot. I wish I could see the rest of his face. – Ayesha

He has that Moses look that very few guys can pull off successfully. Love the fact that the beard is not groomed, which otherwise gives a very metrosexual look on men. – Mifrah

Gives off a stalkerish vibe, I’d avoid him in an alley. – Zara

Barbarian much? A really shocking look but still creative and different. – Saira

Hot Fuzz

The right kind of beard equals the right kind of testosterone levels. And his beard can sometimes tell you more about his feelings and state of mind than his eyes ever can. Everything from laziness to style quotient and confidence level can be judged from the way he ‘scapes his face.

Fawad Khan: If you thought there was no way actor Fawad Khan, who might as well as be Pakistan’s perfect damadmiyaan and abbu, could get any hotter, he just did! Sporting some seriously sexy fuzz on his face, it seems he’s decided to ditch his boy-next-door image for a manlier look. He’s embracing masculinity and exuding more confidence than ever before.

Waleed Khalid: This LSA nominee for Best Male Model knows exactly how to sport a sexy stubble without looking like a complete mountain man. We love his shadow of a beard because it intensifies and accentuates his sculpted jaw and high cheekbones, giving him a dark, brooding look which is still sleek.

Justin Theroux: Who would’ve thought America’s sweetheart Jennifer Aniston would fall for the grizzly Justin Theroux? We’re assuming that Jen’s love for Theroux probably has a whole lot to do with his manly whiskers. Because when you have Theroux in a dark beard and tats all over his body, he literally makes Brad Pitt look like a plastic Ken doll. And we all know Ken was just an accessory in Barbie’s world! 

Published in The Express Tribune, Ms T, September 16th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (22)

  • Zahra
    Sep 18, 2012 - 11:43AM

    Holy! This is just …. so wrong!

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  • Wanderer
    Sep 18, 2012 - 1:28PM

    For heaven sake!!! He is not a bit HOT or any thing near to appealing…Arghhhh ET!Recommend

  • Wanderer
    Sep 18, 2012 - 1:29PM

    Fawad is one who is undoubtedly the HAWT persona!!!

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  • Sep 18, 2012 - 2:16PM

    I like! Reminds me of youthful me!

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  • fairhope
    Sep 18, 2012 - 2:17PM

    “….. and I have no teeth because It frees me from the responsibility of brushing them twice a day.” How liberating?

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  • Ramsha
    Sep 18, 2012 - 4:01PM

    He is hottt :*

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  • Ramsha
    Sep 18, 2012 - 4:02PM

    He is so versatile model :*

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  • Mamsa
    Sep 18, 2012 - 4:03PM

    Abbass Is Just The new upcoming Model who has Captured the whole fashion industry within no time.. Hes The Best

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  • Mayra
    Sep 18, 2012 - 4:04PM

    I really like him, the best thing about him is that he is humble nd down to earth :)

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  • Sharoon Patras
    Sep 18, 2012 - 4:09PM

    King of the fashion industry. Revolutionary Model he is infact. AJ is out of the box. he is different from all other boring Models……. so appealing Man i have ever seen. he has the personality like if one would have a glance on him then he must be compelled to stare him again, its for sure…. truly male looks :)Recommend

  • Shuj
    Sep 18, 2012 - 4:09PM

    Aj is a born star…. Seriouslly look at his posee dammm guud…. :)

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  • Sep 18, 2012 - 4:11PM

    AJ is a born Star…… Dam good mannnn………….”:)

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  • Ahmed
    Sep 18, 2012 - 4:12PM

    Abbas looking gud as alwayzz: )

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  • ali
    Sep 18, 2012 - 4:16PM

    Yes i met with him in pakistan fashion week

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  • ali
    Sep 18, 2012 - 4:17PM

    OMG Abbas jAfri you’re hottest then the fire <3 please do update us about his upcoming projects…

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  • ManvendraSinghGohil
    Sep 18, 2012 - 4:20PM

    Vow, hes soooo hot, hes welcome in India any time

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  • anushay
    Sep 18, 2012 - 4:23PM

    truly deserving :)Recommend

  • Sep 18, 2012 - 4:40PM

    Awesome, very very attractive picture.

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  • Tauseef
    Sep 18, 2012 - 5:02PM

    Better than Fawad khan

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  • Hassan
    Sep 18, 2012 - 5:14PM

    Desperate chicks.. drooling over strangers .. every week this crap of a segment pops up in tribune ‘hottie of the week’ … get a life , still better, get a guy!

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  • preach-less
    Sep 18, 2012 - 9:41PM

    is it some sort of paid news,penned by the mentioned guy himself?

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  • Sania
    Sep 21, 2012 - 10:00PM

    great work

    any plans for India

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