An American beauty technician and broadcaster from east Belfast has been shortlisted as a regional finalist for the Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year Award for the 45 - 59 category.

Carmel was encouraged to apply for the competition by a friend, due to her love of experimenting with different glasses styles.

‘I was absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted as a regional finalist, I never win anything! I love wearing glasses and it’s usually the first thing I notice about people.’

I love new styles

‘Frame Styler is an app that I love playing around with too as I can browse at home before I buy frames. I have had a blast taking part in the competition and I hope that I can get to the next stage in London, it would be so exciting!’

A fresh perspective

Store director Lynsey Caldwell congratulated Carmel on being a 45 – 59 category winner saying, ‘Carmel is a brilliant example of a glasses wearer who is passionate about her look from head to toe, especially her glasses. We look forward to introducing her to new frame styles in the future in store. We also wish her the best of luck in the remainder of the competition.’

Glitzy London awards ceremony

The awards were launched by Steps star Claire Richards earlier this year. If Carmel triumphs in her age category, she will have the chance to win £10,000, meet Claire and rub shoulders with many other celebs at the glitzy awards ceremony at London’s 8 Northumberland Avenue in October.

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