A woman from Old Swan has been chosen out of hundreds of people across the North Wales as a regional finalist for Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year.

Vatsana from Old Swan could win £10,000 and a luxury holiday in the Bahamas if she wins, as well as a chance to mingle with the stars at the 20th annual Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards. 

Vatsana's selfie photo was selected from 100s of entries

Glasses wearers have been showing off their specs style by sharing their selfies online and entering in stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Vatsana, who is a semi-finalist in the 35-44 age category, was invited to visit her local Specsavers store in Old Swan to receive a bottle of champagne, a certificate and a £150 glasses voucher.

A strong contender

She said: ‘I’m so pleased to be selected as a finalist. I love wearing glasses and I can’t wait to spend my voucher on some more of my favourite geek-chic style frames.’

Laura Mills, store director said: ‘It’s great to have one of our customers as a semi-finalist for the competition. Vatsana is a really stylish lady and is also very passionate about wearing glasses. We all think she’s a very strong contender to win the competition!’

The awards were launched by Spice Girls singer and Heart FM DJ Emma Bunton earlier this year. If she triumphs in her age category, Vatsana could meet Emma at the celeb-packed awards ceremony at London’s 8 Northumberland Avenue on Tuesday 6 October.

Five age categories

There are five age categories – 16-24; 25-34; 35-44; 45-59 and 60+, plus a Facebook favourite voted for by the public. All age category winners will win a VIP makeover, with one overall winner taking home the ultimate accolade in specs wearing.

The ultimate Spectacle Wearer of the Year winner will receive £10,000, plus a week’s holiday for two in the Bahamas courtesy of Atlantis Paradise Island and a wardrobe of specs to suit every style.

All Old Swan information. 

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