Emojefe Doghudje, aged 27 from Corstorphine has been chosen from thousands of proud glasses wearers as a finalist for Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year.

Emojefe Doghudje could be in with a chance of winning £10,000 and the chance to mingle with the stars at the annual Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards.

The security officer was invited to visit his local Specsavers store in Edinburgh to receive a bottle of champagne, a certificate and a £125 glasses voucher.

Surprised and delighted

Emojefe said: ‘I was so surprised and delighted to be nominated because my partner, unbeknownst to me, had entered me into the competition.

‘Winning would mean so much to me, to be recognised for something that I have been self-conscious about in the past would be great. I would use the money to finally put down a deposit on a house and to pay for my parent’s healthcare back in Nigeria.’

A word from the store director

Adam Gordon, store director at Specsavers Corstorphine said: ‘This is the first time we’ve had a regional finalist from Corstorphine so all the staff wish Emojefe the very best of luck – it would be fantastic to have a finalist representing Edinburgh at the awards.’

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