A Braintree man has been chosen out of hundreds of people across Anglia as a regional finalist for Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year.

Amazing experience

Alex Miller, aged 25 from Braintree 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.

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.

James was invited to visit his local Specsavers store, located at Unit 4a, 35-37 Silbury Arcade, to receive a bottle of champagne, a certificate and a £150 glasses voucher.

A word from the director

Store director, Mike Brombridge, says: ‘It’s amazing that one of Braintree’s own has been put forward for such an exciting opportunity and we feel very proud. ‘The Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition is a huge occasion and is a great way to celebrate all glasses wearers. We just want to congratulate Alex and wish him good luck in getting through to the final.’

The awards were launched by Spice Girls singer and Heart FM DJ Emma Bunton earlier this year. If he triumphs in his age category, Alex could meet Emma at the celeb-packed awards ceremony at London’s 8 Northumberland Avenue on Tuesday 6 October.

Overall winner

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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