Hat honour for Depp
JOHNNY Depp, pictured, has been crowned ‘‘ hat person of the year’’, beating out other celebrity hat-wearers including Australian actor Hugh Jackman and US s i nger Gwen Stefani, the US Headwear Association announced.
Nearly four in 10 visitors to the Headwear Association’s website voted in the annual poll for Pirates of the Caribbean star Depp and his wide-brimmed fedoras, helping him to roundly beat Stefani and Jackman who garnered 17 per cent and 16 per cent of votes cast, respectively.
Fittingly, Depp played the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.
He takes over from last year’s ‘‘ hat person of the year’’, fellow actor Brad Pitt, who helped make the newsboy cap fashionable.