Local Beckenham resident Alice Marsh has been named a regional finalist in Specsavers’ annual search for its UK Spectacle Wearer of the Year.

What is Spectacle Wearer of the Year?

Spectacle Wearer of the Year is a competition run annually, that encourages glasses wearers from across the nation, aged 16 and over, to show off their specs style by sharing their selfies online throughout spring and summer.

The awards for 2018 were launched by Steps star Claire Richards earlier this year. There are five age categories – 16-24; 25-34; 35-44; 45-59 and over 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.

If Alice makes it through to the finals, she could follow in the footsteps of last year’s Award winner, Love Island 2018 contestant Alex Miller, winning £10,000 and the chance to mingle with celebrities at the annual Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards in October.

About Alice

The personal stylist and blogger has beaten off thousands in the South East to become a regional finalist in the 45-59-year age category.

Alice, who is 45-year-old, has been wearing glasses for nearly 15 years and says that as a stylist, she enjoys accessorising her own outfits with a pair of bold, bright frames.

Alice visited the Beckenham store earlier this month to meet the store’s assistant manager, Kirsten and collect her bottle of champagne, regional finalist certificate and a £125 eyewear voucher to spend in store.

A word from the Assistant Manager

Kirsten says: ‘We are thrilled to have such a stylish spec wearer represent Beckenham 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 her potential to go all the way.  Our fingers are crossed that Alice brings home the Spectacle Wearer of the Year accolade.’

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