Search is on for Coleraine models with specs appeal

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ACTRESS Helen Flanagan is eyeing up gorgeous glasses-wearing guys and gals in Coleraine as she launches Specsavers’ nationwide search for the Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2012.

Having played aspiring model Rosie Webster in Coronation Street, Helen knows what she’s looking for and is joining Britain’s most trusted optician in the hunt to find ordinary people who look extraordinary in their glasses.

Helen, who has worn glasses since the age of nine, says: “I first realised I needed to wear glasses when I couldn’t see the whiteboard at school. I was delighted as I was always nagging my mum to get me a pair. I love trying out new looks with my glasses. They bring out a different side to me.”

Now in their fifth year of supporting Kidscape, Specsavers will donate £1 for every eligible competition entry to the charity, as well as all proceeds from a high profile auction led by Specsavers ambassador Gok Wan, which will take place at the competition final in London in October.

Every year, Specsavers scours the UK to find the girls and boys next door who look amazing in their specs. The competition is open to men and women aged 16 and over, who are current specs wearers or wear glasses for fashion purposes. Specsavers and top London agency MOT Models will be specs-spotting this summer in city centres up and down the country.

Judith Ball, store director at Specsavers in Coleraine, says: ‘We see so many people in the store who look absolutely amazing in their glasses. The Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition gives us the opportunity to shout about the talent right on our doorstep who wear their specs with pride and plenty of style – and who are great role models for younger specs wearers to aspire to.”

Regional finalists will be announced in June and the grand final will be held in London in October 2012.

To enter, visit any Specsavers store or log on to: www.specsavers.co.uk/competition