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Oti Mabuse unveiled as Spectacle Wearer of the Year ambassador

Dancing sensation Oti Mabuse has been selected as this year's Spectacle Wearer of the Year ambassador for 2019. 

As an avid specs-wearer, Oti tells us why she's excited to be part of this year's competition and which specs are her favourite to wear when she's not strutting her stuff on the dance floor. 


'I’m delighted to be this year’s ambassador for Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year awards. I love wearing glasses, I've been wearing them all my life. I started wearing specs when I was 10 and it’s become a way of life for me. I think glasses look cool, it’s an accessory which makes me feel very stylish.'


'I love colour, I love patterns and I think I get to express myself through that with my fashion and all the outfits I wear. My glasses are a part of me and I think they're also a part of my identity. I feel very liberated and quite happy because I can see and I don’t bump into any tables or walls when I wear them! Specs make me feel like me and I don’t think I would be Oti without my glasses.'


'I usually go for glasses that I can wear with anything, whether I'm teaching dancing or for when I am in meetings. I try to pick glasses that frame my face and in a colour that goes with all my outfits and also that make me feel good. I have loads of glasses, I have been wearing specs since I was 10 years old and I'm 28 now!'


WIN £10,000!

Have you got specs appeal? Every year, Specsavers searches the UK to find people who love glasses and wear their specs with pride to enter our Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition.

Our winners will enjoy two nights in London at a top hotel and a complete makeover, including a new outfit to wear to our star-studded awards ceremony in central London in October.

The person who is crowned overall Spectacle Wearer of the Year wins £10,000 and a wardrobe of eyewear to the value of £1,000, as well as the coveted Spectacle Wearer of the Year trophy.

Entry is free and Specsavers will donate £1 for every entry to Kidscape*.

Click here to enter

*For every eligible competition entry.