“Four Eyes are Better than Two!” Oti Mabuse

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

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 across the Stokes, 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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