Daniel Andrews like you’ve never seen him before: Wife shares photo of a VERY different looking Victorian Premier – as he turns 50
- Catherine Andrews has shown off her husband’s unshorn look to mixed response
- Mrs Andrews posted the picture in a heartfelt birthday post for Dan Andrews
- Some Victorians wondered if it could be the premier’s ‘annual leave style’
- Many called for razors, trimmers and a return to closely shaved Dan Andrews
Daniel Andrews caught many Victorians off-guard by sporting a different look in a photo his wife Catherine shared to wish the Victorian premier a happy 50th birthday.
On Wednesday Mrs Andrews took to social media to post the picture of herself planting a kiss on the premier’s uncharacteristically stubbly cheek.
‘Happy birthday to you my darling husband,’ Mrs Andrews wrote.
‘I hope you have the best day. All our love.’
Mrs Andrews signed off the touching message with the initials of herself and the pair’s three children – Noah, Grace and Joseph.
Catherine Andrews shared the black and white picture of herself and the bearded Victorian premier (pictured) to wish him a happy 50th birthday
The last time Dan Andrews was seen with facial hair was over summer in 2021
Her husband acknowledged the picture by re-posting it with a red heart on Twitter.
The last time the premier showcased a similar style was during his summer break over Christmas in 2021. It’s unclear when the birthday photo was taken.
He showcased the look in a family selfie which left followers’ tongues wagging at the time.
‘Well-earned holiday beard!’ one person wrote.
‘Hope the missus bought you a beard trimmer for Xmas mate, that’s a shocker,’ another quipped.
In contrast the latest, bearded snap sparked calls for the long-serving leader to resurrect the look.
‘Happy Birthday, Dan Andrews. Bring back the beard,’ wrote a supporter.
‘I love it when you break out the Stubble Dan photos, Cath. Happy 50th Premier Dan,’ said another.
The Victorian premier and his wife (pictured) are looking forward to two weeks of annual leave
Victorians were split in support of the premier’s look with some hoping he had a trimmer on hand
Dan Andrews usually sports clean cheeks and slick hair (pictured), a world away from the stubbly look showcased by his wife
A few less-supportive commenters quipped Mr Andrews had learned his shaving techniques from his bearded Labor colleague, MP Martin Pakula.
‘Been to the Martin Pakula School of shaving,’ wrote one.
‘Has he decided to adopt the Martin Pakula hobo look?’ joked another.
Mr Andrews’ milestone birthday comes as he prepares to take two weeks’ annual leave.
Newly-minted Deputy Premier Jacinta Allan will step into the top job during his absence.