Victor Arroyo has ditched his bushy beard — and he had a little help from his friend. Arroyo, who was crowned America’s Favorite Player on Big Brother 18, let his Sitting Ducks alliance member, Paul Abrahamian, shave off his beard after they reunited in Los Angeles. Victor posted a photo of himself to Instagram to thank his CBS castmate for helping him go from bearded to baby-faced. Victor added that he “kind of likes” his new look.
In another snap, Victor joked about his baby face.
It is interesting that Paul helped Victor get rid of his beard, as the Big Brother runner-up previously said his own bushy beard has created money-making opportunities for him. In a 2014 interview with the Beard Mag, Abrahamian revealed that after he posed for promo photos to promote his band and music, the “beard trend” got him noticed and he was offered modeling jobs.
But a quick check of Victor Arroyo’s social media pages makes it clear that, over the years, he has been back and forth on the beard issue. In addition to photos of his newly shaved look, Arroyo also posted a throwback photo of his clean-shaven face from 10 years ago. In the photo, Victor looks completely different than the beastly competitor fans saw fight his way back into the game after being evicted twice from the Big Brother house.
While Victor Arroyo was eventually evicted for good and ended up being the seventh member of the Big Brother jury, he told Entertainment Weekly that his bearded blood brother was the only person he would have brought with him to the BB18 Final Two — even if it meant losing the $500,000 grand prize.
“I’m loyal to the Sitting Ducks forever,” Arroyo told EW.
Abrahamian, who won the $50,000 runner-up prize on the CBS reality show, told Big Brother Network he was happy that Arroyo won the coveted fan-voted title that came with an accompanying $25,000 check.
“I’m glad Victor [won America’s Favorite Player] because he did work his a** off,” he said. “I’m glad that all of our hard work at least got us something.”
While Victor Arroyo and Paul Abrahamian became best friends while shooting Big Brother, they clearly aren’t done with their “Friendship” yet. The popular duo just headed to Canada to host some meet-and-greet appearances for this weekend. Based on the photos and videos from their reunion in L.A. and trek to Canada, it’s clear that Victor and his Big Brother bestie picked up right where they left off and that their friendship is the real deal.
In addition to their real-life reunion, Arroyo and Abrahamian will reunite next week on the small screen with their former housemate Da’Vonne Rogers for an appearance on The Bold and the Beautiful, which is set to air on October 25 on CBS.
According to Soap Opera Digest, Abrahamian hit Snapchat to share a photo of a script that revealed he and Victor will be in a scene with soap hunks Don Diamont and Darin Brooks, who play Bill and Wyatt Spencer on the show. In the photo, Paul was dressed in a suit, while Victor was wearing camo pants.
The pic was captioned, “Secret agent pt 2?!?!”
In a promo photo for the appearance, Victor hammed it up with his Big Brother buddies.
While Victor Arroyo didn’t win the big money on Big Brother 18, it looks like he won something even better: a friendship for life.
Take a look at the video below to see Victor Arroyo and Paul Abrahamian reuniting on their way home from the L.A. airport. (Note: The clip contains some explicit language.)
[Featured Image by Victor Arroyo/Instagram]