An LDS apostle justified no beards at BYU by stating that the last time he saw Jesus he was beardless
The story goes that Elder Holland, or some other LDS apostle, was giving a BYU devotional and was taking questions from the students in the audience. One student asked the apostle, “why is it a rule at BYU that men can’t have beards since Jesus had a beard?” The apostle answered by saying, “well, the last time I saw Jesus he didn’t have a beard.”
Although members, and especially BYU students, love to spread this rumor, there is no documented proof that this event ever took place. The story has been around long enough that the apostle named in the story often changes to whichever apostle or prophet is popular at that time. Now days, it is hard to believe that such an event could happen without having someone recording it on his or her iPhone and posting it to YouTube the next day.