KIMBERLY WYATT could easily be mistaken for a Hollywood starlet in her latest shoot to launch Specsavers’ search for the Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2016 in Thurrock.
The singer, dancer, MasterChef champion and mum has posed in a series of stunning shots oozing old-fashioned movie star glamour to encourage borough specs wearers to pucker up and enter Specsavers’ annual specs selfie competition.
Proud specs wearers from every corner of UK can enter the competition to be in with a chance of attending the star-studded final in London and lifting the overall crown, along with Â£10,000 in cash and an all-expenses trip to global fashion capital, New York.
Now in its 21st year, the competition raises valuable funds for anti-bullying charity Kidscape, which has totalled Â£300,000 to date.
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.’
Jay Visrolia, store director at Specsavers in Lakeside, says: ‘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 around our stores in Grays and intu Lakeside Shopping Centre 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 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 the awards ceremony in London.
For each entry made Â£1 will be donated to the Kidscape, adding to the Â£300,000 the campaign has raised for the charity over the last six years. The money raised will help to support them in providing training, support and advice for children, parents, schools and those who may be affected by cases of bullying and abuse in the UK.
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.co.uk/loveglassescomp.