Kimberly Wyatt is encouraging proud specs wearers to enter the search for Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2016.
The former Pussycat Doll could easily be mistaken for a Hollywood starlet in her latest shoot to launch the annual competition.
Specs selfie competition
The singer, dancer, MasterChef champion and mum has posed in a series of stunning shots oozing old-fashioned movie star glamour to encourage specs wearers to pucker up and enter Specsavers’ specs selfie competition.
Proud specs wearers can enter the competition to be in with a chance of attending the star-studded final in London and winning the coveted title, along with €12,000 in cash, €1,000 worth of specs and an all-expenses trip to global fashion capital, New York.
Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin
Now in its 21st year, the competition raises valuable funds for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. For each entry made €1 will be donated to the charity for the development of The Department of Ophthalmology, adding to the €100,000 that Specsavers has already raised for the charity since 2014.
Kimberly, 34, says: ‘My taste in glasses is inspired by my idols Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot who carried off that sexy cat’s eye style so well.
‘I’ve worn glasses since I was teenager, I need them when I’m reading and writing my blogs, so it’s fun to be part of something that celebrates glasses and the people who wear them.’ Kimberly continues: ‘Now that I’m a mum myself, I better understand how important it is to make children feel good about themselves. Bullying, whatever the reason, mustn’t be tolerated. The fact we’re raising awareness and helping make wearing glasses cool for people of all ages is really important.’
Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards
Sinead Clohessy, chairperson of Specsavers Ireland said: ‘We want men and women of all ages to wear their specs with pride. The Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards offer the perfect opportunity for glasses wearers to showcase their specs style to the whole country.’
The competition has five age categories – 16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-59 and over 60s – and ten semi-finalists will compete for the chance to win a VIP makeover and represent Ireland at the star-studded awards ceremony in London. A winner from each category will win a VIP makeover and will mingle with celebrities at the awards ceremony in London.
To be in with a chance of scooping the biggest accolade in the specs-wearing world, glasses wearers can enter the competition online at www.specsavers.ie/loveglassescomp.