The Queen is dead, long live the Queen!
Since that fateful morning in 1997 when I saw her perform Torn on This Morning with Richard and Judy, I have championed Natalie Imbruglia as the girl with the perfect mouth. College finished, University came and went, as did coming to Japan, and still Natalie kept the pretenders at bay and remained supreme.
Until now. As much as it pains me to say it, Natalie Imbruglia no longer sits upon the throne, which she has for the best part of a decade. Into her 30s, it was only a matter of time before she was replaced, but I kind of always thought that she would continue to be as she was that morning, all mouth and (combat) trousers.
But time moves on. It has taken a truly exceptional mouth to depose Natalie, as the photos following will attest. Naturally, I would have preferred to meet both ladies to compare and contrast, but alas it couldn't be done.
At long last, the mighty Natalie Imbruglia must concede her sceptre and ball to someone a decade younger and a tad more successful, and be content to slip into ignominious retirement to contemplate her place in the annuls of history.
So without further ado, friends, allow me to present to you the new Queen of the Mouth... Jessica Alba!
Ding, and consequently, ding.