A familiar face at Belfast’s Victoria Square Specsavers store, civil servant and part-time model Derek Dubery has picked up his fourth regional semi-finalist Spectacle Wearer of the Year award. Derek is now in with a chance of reaching the star-studded Grand Final set to be held in London on 11th October.
Indy style glasses
Derek first wore glasses when he was two and remembers all too well the ‘Milky Bar’ kid specs from his childhood days. Whilst Derek wasn’t bullied at school for wearing glasses he does recall that wearing specs categorized a person as somehow being ‘non-sporty.’
‘Nowadays I love wearing specs and particularly like my Dr Indiana Jones ‘geek’ style glasses.’ explained Derek.
‘There are so many new styles and colours nowadays and my advice is to wear glasses that suit the shape of your face and your hair colour as well as styles that suit your personality.
‘I also really enjoy modelling on a part-time basis and was delighted to show-off some of Belfast Victoria Square Specsavers’ super new styles at a recent North Down fashion show.’
Derek received his Spectacle Wearer of the Year prizes which included a £150 eyecare voucher and a bottle of champagne from store director Neal Kerr. Congratulating Derek, Neal Kerr said, ‘Derek has been a customer at our store for a long time and we’re once again delighted that he has made it through to the regional finalists stage. Derek really is a brilliant ambassador for glasses and he truly has superb ‘specs fashion style.’
The ultimate Spectacle Wearer of the Year winner receives a £10,000 cash prize, a chance of a lifetime trip to New York and a £1000 Specsavers glasses wardrobe. All grand finalists will meet competition ambassador and former Pussycat Doll, Kimberly Wyatt on stage in London, alongside a range of special celebrity guests.
Cash support for anti-bullying group
As well as showcasing specs style UK and Ireland wide, the competition raises much needed cash for charity Kidscape. For each entry submitted Specsavers is donating £1 to Kidscape adding to the £300,000 the campaign has raised for the charity over the last 6 years.