Miriam van Mersbergen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor at Northern Illinois University, and a professionally trained singer. You can see the little gap in the back where the folds dont come together properly and there is an air leak, this is a cultural norm for a breathy American voice. It can be corrected but it is not necessary. Very nice pearly white folds coming together and apart gently as they should. Enjoy!