Former Spice Girl and radio DJ Emma Bunton has teamed up with Specsavers and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin to launch this year’s search for the next Wannabe Spectacle Wearer of the Year.


This year the search will see one winner presented with €12,000 in cash and a dream stay at the Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas. The prize will be presented later this year at a star-studded event in central London.

Setting style trends

No stranger to setting style trends as part of the world’s biggest girl brand, Emma Bunton is the face of this year’s Specsavers’ Love Glasses campaign and associated Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition, and is urging everyone to get on their glasses and upload their selfies.

So much fun

Emma says: ‘I’ve been wearing glasses for years, even before I needed a prescription. I wore them without lenses because I think they’re a great way to accessorise!’ ‘Glasses should be fun. I love the variety, from dark frames to tortoiseshell and two-tone. I also like being a bit out there and wearing white or vintage glasses. I think the good thing about the range available now is that you can have so much fun with them.’

Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin

For each entry made €1 will be donated to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. Johann Fox, Corporate Fundraising Manager at the Children’s Medical & Research Foundation, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin said of the campaign: “We are delighted to have partnered with Specsavers once again. Together we hope to fundraise successfully and make a real difference to the lives of the 130,000 children who come through our doors each year. We’d encourage the people of Ireland to get behind the Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition, and in turn behind Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.”

Age categories

There are five age categories – 16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-59 and over 60s plus a Facebook favourite voted for by the public. A winner from each category will win a VIP makeover and will mingle with celebrities at an awards ceremony in London on 6 October.


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