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Competition judges to focus on Reigate teenager's "specs" appeal
12:57pm Tuesday 31st July 2012 in Local News
A Reigate teenager could be in the frame to win a top modelling contract after being selected for the regional semi-finals of a national spectacles competition.
Sixteen-year-old Amy Snaith has been picked from hundreds of hopefuls for the regional round in the Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2012 competition.
She will be striking a pose alongside 16 specs-wearing fashionistas from across the South at the semi-final, to be held at Specsavers in Tottenham Court Road, London, next Tuesday (August 7).
Amy said: “I’ve been wearing my glasses since I was small and I feel very happy and confident in them.”
She said: “I’m thrilled to be going to the regional final. I never thought that being a specs wearer would help me win the chance to model, and when I entered at my local store in Reigate, I never imagined I would get through.”
She added: “It would be amazing to make it to the final and wave the flag for Reigate.”
If successful, Amy could find herself strutting down the catwalk at the glitzy grand final at London’s Battersea Power Station on October 30.
Specsavers’ style ambassador and TV fashion guru Gok Wan will host the awards ceremony, while a panel of industry experts will judge contestants’ specs appeal.
This year’s grand final winner will scoop a 12-month modeling contract with MOT Models and a two-week premier, all-inclusive holiday for two in Barbados, with £250 worth of spending money.
In addition, the winner will receive further prizes including a makeover with TV celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton, as well as the Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year trophy.
Last year, Specsavers raised more than £20,000 for anti-bullying charity Kidscape by donating £1 for every eligible entry received in the competition.
All proceeds will go to Kidscape to help it continue its work.
For more details on Kidscape or to make a donation, visit www.kidscape.org.uk or call 020 7730 3300.