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Explosive report on Marco Rubio



rubiohair.jpgThe excitement and enthusiasm surrounding youthful, telegenic U.S. Senator and likely 2016 presidential candidate Marco Rubio show no signs of abating, but in recent months an ugly whisper campaign has dogged Florida's junior senator. The Buzz had steadfastly steered clear of repeating the explosive charges, but Esquire has weighed in on the elephant in Rubio's room, and we can no longer ignore it.

Marco Rubio is balding.

"No fault to Rubio's biology — there's absolutely nothing's wrong with a diminishing hair count, and some stats say 40% of men will experience hair loss by age 35 (me among them) — but there are ways to exacerbate the issue, like what Rubio's doing presently, and ways to alleviate it a little,'' writes Esquire, quoting a men's hair stylist describing the Rubio dome as "not far off from combover city."

Helpfully, the stylist advises a different hair cut for the West Miami Republican as well as L'Oreal Vive Men's Thickening and Grooming Foam.

Rubio's older brother is bald, which may be on the senator's mind as he eyes 2016 with the understanding that he can't wait much longer. No bald candidate since Ike has made it to the White House.

UPDATE: Rubio tweets: #Esquire report on having less hair than I once did is sadly true.But good news is I am still in upper 2% in Senate.

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 4:55pm]


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