Kristina Page from Wells has been picked from thousands of specs wearers across the country as a regional finalist in the 2017 Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition.

The 37-year-old, who works in Bristol as a recruitment consultant for aerospace engineers in Europe, entered the competition after seeing it advertised in the Specsavers magazine following a visit to the store in the city.  

Spur of the moment decision

‘I’m still trying to take in the fact that I’ve got this far,’ said Kristina. ‘I’ve been in a bit of a daze as I never thought I’d be in with a chance. My other half had taken some photos of me to use on my LinkedIn profile but in the spur of the moment, I thought I’d give it a go and sent the entry form off.

‘I’ve got two young children so I’m really keen to be a good specs-wearing role model. Even though I’ve only been wearing them for about two years, I’ve really embraced the variety of different styles on offer.’

Kristina visited Specsavers Wells where she was presented with a certificate, bottle of champagne and £150 eyewear voucher.

Genuinely surprised

Vicky Maybank, store manager at Specsavers Wells, said: ‘It’s not that often someone from Wells makes it through to this stage of the competition, so we’re really pleased. Kristina seemed genuinely thrilled and it was lovely to meet her. We’re all crossing our fingers she can make it through to the next stage.’

The competition, launched by former Girls Aloud member Nadine Coyle earlier this year, has five age categories – 16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-59 and over 60s – plus a Facebook favourite voted for by the public. An overall national winner from each category will win a VIP makeover and the opportunity to mingle with celebrities at the awards in London in October.

£1 will be donated to the anti-bullying charity Kidscape for each entry made, with £400,000 raised to date.  The money raised will help to support the charity in providing training, support and advice for children, parents, schools, and those who might be affected by cases of bullying and abuse in the UK.

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