Wetherby girl eyes up title

Rosie Bridger from Wetherby (s)
Rosie Bridger from Wetherby (s)

Wetherby student Rosie Bridger could be in the frame to win a top modelling contract after being selected from hundreds of hopefuls to become a regional semi-finalist in the Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2012 competition. The 19-year-old will compete in the Yorkshire semi-final Specsavers in Leeds on July 31.

Rosie says: ‘I’ve been wearing my glasses since I was 15 and I feel very happy and confident in them. 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 I had my photo taken outside my University in London, I never imagined I would get through! It would be amazing to make it to the final and wave the flag for Wetherby.

“This competition is an amazing opportunity to show that specs are cool. With so many different styles to choose from these days, us glasses wearers are spoiled for choice and glasses are the perfect accessory to match your outfit or even your mood.”

If successful, Rosie could find herself strutting down the catwalk at the glitzy, star-studded grand final at London’s iconic Battersea Power Station on Tuesday October 30. Specsavers’ style ambassador and TV fashion guru Gok Wan will host the evening 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 courtesy of Virgin Holidays and Almond Resorts, with £250 worth of spending money. In addition, the winner will receive a makeover with TV celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton, a year’s supply of skincare products from Simple, a fantastic goody bag including hair and skincare products, a £150 Specsavers eyecare voucher and the coveted 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 help Kidscape continue their valuable work with children and young people.

To find out more about Kidscape or to make a donation, visit www.kidscape.org.uk or call 020 7730 3300.