South Korea’s champion extreme barber, Swi-Ne Tod, has been arrested in Seoul after a competition went wrong. Tod, a world record holder in the Ambassador class of Extreme Shaving, was in the process of executing a high-tariff soap-free shave on American ambassador Mark Lippert when things got out of hand.
‘Swi-Ne had done the somersault and added a twist before attempting to tidy up the right sideboards when the stupid American moved,’ said a judge, who was masquerading as a waiter at the breakfast meeting Lippert was attending. ‘This caused the competitor to lose 0.5 marks for the little nick although the style marks weren’t affected.’
Extreme Shaving is an event in which the shaving models are unaware of their role in the competition until afterwards, usually in the A&E departments where they are sewed up later.