The Headwear Association Reveals Winner of 2009 Hat Person of the Year

09 Sep, 2009, 07:58 ET from The Headwear Association

CHICAGO, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Brad Pitt can add one more award to his mantle. He has been crowned the winner of The Headwear Association's Hat Person of the Year, an annual event for the 101-year-old organization.

With 37 percent of the vote, Brad Pitt beat out Justin Timberlake (18%), Sarah Jessica Parker (17%), Samuel L. Jackson (11%), Jessica Simpson (9%) and Nicole Kidman (7%) to win this illustrious award.

"We created this award to honor well-known people that wear a hat in their everyday life," said David Goldman, president of The Headwear Association. "This year, we tip our hat to Brad Pitt, who wears many hats on and off the screen and recently has been spotted globe-trotting in ivy caps and stingy-brim fedoras."

The results were based on a global poll on The Headwear Association's website during the month of August where people could cast a vote for their favorite hat wearing celeb.

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SOURCE The Headwear Association