TJ Johnson, aged 37, who lives in Birmingham could win £10,000 and a luxury holiday in the Bahamas if he wins, as well as a chance to mingle with the stars at the 20th annual Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards.  

Let me take a selfie

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.

TJ was invited to visit his local Specsavers store in Birmingham New Street to receive a bottle of champagne, a certificate and a £150 glasses voucher.

TJ said: ‘I have been wearing glasses since I was young and enjoy taking the occasional selfie, so I thought why not enter? To be in with a chance of winning the money and a holiday to the Bahamas is amazing!’ 

Neil Jones, store director of Specsavers in Birmingham New Street, said: ‘We’re so pleased that TJ reached the regional semi-finals, we wish him the best of luck.’

About the awards

The awards were launched by Spice Girls singer and Heart FM DJ Emma Bunton earlier this year. If he triumphs in his age category, TJ 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. 

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