‘Jeopardy’ Host Alex Trebek Just Debuted A New Look, And People Are Freaking Out Over It

by Kim Wong-Shing
Kim Wong-Shing is a staff writer at LittleThings. Her work spans beauty, wellness, pop culture, identity, food, and other topics. She is a contributing writer at NaturallyCurly, and her work has also appeared in HelloGiggles, Lifehacker, Wear Your Voice Magazine, and other outlets. She grew up in Philadelphia, attended Brown University, and is now based in New Orleans.

In very important Jeopardy! news, Alex Trebek now has a beard.

It’s a good beard. A great beard. A sexy beard, even?!

At least that’s what people on the internet are saying.

The host unveiled his brand-new facial hair in a promo for the show’s 35th season.

“I’m back for another season of Jeopardy!” Alex said. “That, I hope, shouldn’t surprise you. The beard, by now, you’ve all heard of it, so you’re not surprised by that either.”

Alas, he was wrong. People were more than surprised. In fact, they could barely handle Alex’s new look. And sure enough, the beard makes him look like a completely different person.

People of all ages are now drooling over the “sexy” 78-year-old game show host.

Not only are people suddenly ready to risk it all to marry the host of Jeopardy! but fellow bearded men are also delighted.


The beard love went viral, causing the official Jeopardy! Twitter account to declare 2018 the “Year of the Beard.”

Scroll through to see the hilarious online reaction to the Jeopardy! host’s new look.

Alex’s big beard debut marks the first time that he’s rocked facial hair since his mustache days, which ended way back in 2014.

The mustache was OK, but this beard? WHEW.

It gives Alex an entirely new look.

And it’s a completely different energy than we’re used to from the long-time Jeopardy! host.

The drastic change has inspired a lot of very poetic commentary on Twitter.

There’s no doubt about it — Alex looks hip. Beards are very in right now, after all.

Others offered more straightforward reactions about how much more “f***able” Alex looks with a bit of scruff.

All the exuberant beard love went massively viral, even earning a spot as a Twitter Moment. To say that people are “in love” with Alex’s beard isn’t even doing it justice.

People even think that the beard is helping Alex age backward.

And they are experiencing some real strong feelings about it.

Which is making them even more excited for the new season of the game show.

All the hubbub even caused the Jeopardy! account to tweet that 2018 is the “Year of the Beard.”

Which of course has other bearded folks pretty excited.

Who knew a simple beard could practically break the internet?!

What do you think? Best Beard Ever, or does everybody need to calm down?

If you have strong feelings about it one way or the other, you’re in luck — according to Jeopardy‘s Twitter account, Alex is letting fans decide the fate of his beard. So head on over and vote beard or no beard now!