A 25 year old Penzance resident has been named a regional finalist in Specsavers’ annual search for its UK Spectacle Wearer of the Year. Madeline Murphy beat off thousands in the South West to become a regional finalist in the 25-34 age category. If she makes it through, she could follow in the footsteps of last year’s Award winner, Love Island hunk Alex Miller, winning £10,000 and the chance to mingle with celebrities at the annual Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards in October.

A lovely surprise

Madeline, said: ‘This is the icing on the cake for what has been a very memorable year. After spending months renovating my new house I then spent the summer living in a tent in the garden as I decided to rent it out to help pay for the work. Needless to say, I’m really looking forward to moving back inside for the winter’.

Madeline popped into Specsavers at the end of August to meet store director, David Johnson and collect her bottle of champagne, regional finalist certificate and a £125 eyewear voucher to spend in store.

Congratulations from the store

David Johnson, director of Specsavers in Penzance, said: ‘We are thrilled that such a friendly individual with standout style and charisma is representing Penzance. It will be an amazing highlight for us to have a winner from Cornwall and we feel very optimistic about her potential to go all the way. Our fingers are crossed that Madeline brings home the Spectacle Wearer of the Year accolade.’

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