An Eltham woman has been chosen from thousands of proud glasses wearers as a finalist for Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year.
What is Spectacle Wearer of the Year?
Glasses wearers across the UK and Republic of Ireland have been showing off their specs style by sharing their selfies online throughout the spring and summer.
The awards were launched by Strictly Come Dancing star and TV personality Oti Mabuse earlier this year. If she triumphs in her category, Juanita will meet Oti and rub shoulders with many other celebs at the glitzy awards ceremony at London’s 8 Northumberland Avenue in October.
There are eight categories including a social media winner voted for by the public. All category winners will win a VIP makeover, with one overall winner taking home the ultimate accolade in specs wearing.
A regional finalist for Eltham
Juanita Rosenior, aged 35 from Eltham, could follow in the footsteps of last year’s Award winner Shane Haron, and take home £10,000 and have the chance to mingle with the stars at the annual Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards.
Mother and business owner Juanita was invited to visit her local Specsavers store in Eltham to receive a bottle of champagne, a certificate and a £129 glasses voucher.
Juanita says on wearing glasses:
’I’ve worn glasses since I was six years old. My first pair was powder pink and since then glasses have been a real part of my identity. People don’t realise that I wear glasses because it’s such a part of me until I take them off! I’ve even named my business after my glasses – “TGRG” or, “The Girl in the Red Glasses”.’
A word from the store manager:
Store manager Kim White says: ‘We are thrilled to have such a stylish spec wearer represent Eltham at the competition final. It would be an amazing highlight for us to have a winner from the area and we feel very optimistic about her potential to go all the way. Our fingers are crossed that Juanita brings home the Spectacle Wearer of the Year accolade.’