Slough finalist has the ‘specs factor’
A Slough woman has been chosen out of hundreds of people as a regional finalist for Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year.
Jacinta Treanor, aged 30 from Slough 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.
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.
Originally from County Monaghan in Ireland, Jacinta who works as cabin crew, was invited to visit her local Specsavers store in Slough to receive a bottle of champagne, a certificate and a £150 glasses voucher.
Jacinta said: ‘I think of myself as being quite a confident person but I think there’s always ways you can boost your confidence. That’s why I decided to enter the competition, but I never dreamed I’d get this far. I feel really lucky to have to wear glasses to help with my sight, as so many people nowadays wear them for fashion purposes.’
John Duminy, retail director at Specsavers in Slough, said: ‘We’re so pleased that Jacinta has made it this far in the competition. Having a finalist from Slough is great news and we wish her all the best for the next stage of 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, Jacinta could meet Emma at the celeb-packed awards ceremony at London’s 8 Northumberland Avenue on Tuesday 6 October.
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.