A local woman has been chosen out of hundreds of people across Anglia as a regional finalist for Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year.
Jean Watts 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. Jean was invited to visit her local Specsavers store in Basildon to receive a bottle of champagne, a certificate and a £150 glasses voucher.
Specsavers store director Lee Hansford said: ‘It’s amazing to have one of our own customers selected as a regional semi-finalist. It was a pleasure to have Jean in store and it’s clear to see why she was selected. She really made the most of her opportunity and is an inspiration to others in her category. We all have our fingers crossed that Jean goes on to be the overall winner 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 of 16-24, Jean 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.