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An Allen & Overy (A&O) trainee solicitor beat stiff competition to scoop one of the top prizes at prostate cancer charity Movembers London gala party last week.
Tobi Rufus was crowned best mo in character for his 1970s pimp-daddy get-up, accessorised with compulsory moustache. One thousand (mostly hairy) people showed up for the gala party, with costumes that included the Three Amigos, the character Goose from 80s box-office classic Top Gun and MoDonna -- a slightly more hirsute version of everyones favourite Material Girl.
Movember is the global charity that encourages men to grow a mo during the month of November, raising money for prostate cancer research as they grow.
Rufus said: "It was great to be awarded the prize, but the Movember organisers and the people they're helping with research into prostate cancer deserve the real credit. I'd also just like to thank to everyone who sponsored me - The Prostate Cancer Charity is a great cause, a charity which is often overlooked."
Another honorable mention goes to A&Os magic circle rival Linklaters, which raised 71,500 for the charity, making it the group to raise the most money in the UK.
Head of private equity Charlie Jacobs led the charge of 150 hairy-lipped Linklaters staff, hiring a top-range Ferrari to match his Magnum PIs moustache. He was also nominated for the Man of Movember award for the ultimate tache.