Parling’s beard has again been shortlisted for the My Hairy Valentine after being named joint winner of last year’s award with Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney.
The Leicester Tigers, England and British & Irish Lions lock followed it up with joint victory in the Beard of the Year award, announced at Christmas, which he shared with John Hurt and Gareth Malone.
Parling faces competition this time round from former Tigers teammate Martin Castrogiovanni, Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny and former Manchester United footballer and now actor Eric Cantona. Pop star Tom Jones, actor Idris Elba and TV personality Stephen Fry are also nominated.
Vote for Parling by clicking here. The Beard Liberation Front will announce the winner on Valentine’s Day.