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Strictly’s Oti launches West Bridgford Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2019


TV’s favourite dance diva Oti Mabuse has high-kicked off the search for the UK’s proudest glasses wearers in West Bridgford – with a £10,000 cash prize up for grabs.


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The star of Strictly Come Dancing and The Greatest Dancer showcased her own stunning specs style in a new photoshoot, as she launched Specsavers’ annual search for the Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2019.


Oti – who swaps her specs for contact lenses when she hits the dancefloor – says: ‘I’ve been wearing my glasses since I was 10 and I wear them all the time. I can’t live without them.


‘I’ve got about 20 pairs of glasses and I love changing them to go with different outfits. There are so many styles to choose from, specs are a great way for people to express themselves through fashion.


‘I feel more confident when I put my specs on. I wouldn’t be Oti without them.’


All glasses wearers, aged 16 and over in West Bridgford, just need to share a selfie and tell Specsavers what their glasses mean to them to be in with chance of winning the prestigious accolade.


For every entry accepted, Specsavers will donate £1 to children’s anti-bullying charity Kidscape. Spectacle Wearer of the Year has raised more than half a million pounds for Kidscape over the past ten years.


The money raised helps support the charity in providing practical support to children and families affected by bullying.


Oti continues: ‘Kids used to call me “four eyes” but I always say four eyes are better than two. I believe people should be proud to wear glasses. Embrace them, they are part of who you are and you are fabulous!’


Seven finalists, plus a social media favourite voted for by the public, will attend a celebrity-packed awards ceremony in London, with one overall winner scooping the top award and cash prize.


Specs wearers should get snapping and share their selfie at specsavers.co.uk/loveglassescomp. Deadline for entries is 30 June 2019.


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