Three Torquay finalists have been chosen out of hundreds of people across the South West as a regional finalist for Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year.

Ysanne, Jacob and Les

Ysanne Wood, aged 18, Jacob Drew, aged 23 and Les Edwards, aged 69 could win £10,000 and a luxury holiday in the Bahamas if any of them win, 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.

Ysanne, Jacob and Les were invited to visit their local Specsavers store in Torquay to receive a bottle of champagne, a certificate and a £150 glasses voucher.

Torquay proud to host regional finalists

Specsavers Torquay store director Simon Simmonds says: ‘It’s brilliant that three of Torquay’s own have been selected for such an exciting opportunity.

‘We just want to congratulate Ysanne, Jacob and Les and wish them good luck in getting through to the final.’

Celeb-packed awards ceremony

The awards were launched by Spice Girls singer and Heart FM DJ Emma Bunton earlier this year. If either semi-finalist triumphs in their age category, they 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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