An Enfield 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, Theodora 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 Enfield
Theodora Okechukwu, aged 21 from Enfield 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.
The med student was invited to visit her local Specsavers store in Enfield to receive a bottle of champagne, a certificate and a £129 glasses voucher.
Theodora says on wearing glasses:
‘I started wearing glasses at ten years old, and at the time I was mortified because I felt really dorky in them. For many years I’d make my mum buy me contact lenses instead. It wasn’t until I was 16 that I got a new pair of glasses for my birthday and suddenly it changed my attitude towards wearing frames, and the confidence I had in myself. I love wearing glasses now. There are so many choices these days and when you find the right pair for you it changes everything.’
A word from the store supervisor
Specsavers Enfield Sainsburys store supervisor Mobina says: ‘We are thrilled to have such a stylish spec wearer represent Enfield 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 his potential to go all the way. Our fingers are crossed that Theodora brings home the Spectacle Wearer of the Year accolade.’