Jasna Hanger from Wellingborough is in the frame to win a top modelling contract after being selected from more than 4,000 hopefuls to become the Anglia Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2012.
The 19-year-old administrator beat off competition from seven other specs-wearing fashionistas from across the region at the semi-final, held at Specsavers in Bedford on Monday (August 6).
Jasna said: “It’s an incredible feeling. I can’t believe that a trip to Specsavers Wellingborough for an eye test has got me a place in the final of a modelling competition.
“I’m getting excited about my trip to London. I’m really proud to be representing the Anglia region at the final.
“It’s also great to be recognised as a specs wearer, especially now that glasses are considered a must-have accessory. I love wearing my specs, they really reflect my personality and mood.”
Jasna will strut 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.
Tina Bury from Specsavers said: “We think that Jasna looks fabulous in her specs and can’t wait to see how she gets on at the London grand final. She is a terrific ambassador for specs-wearers everywhere.”
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.
The winner will also receive a makeover with TV celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton, a year’s supply of skincare products from Simple, a goody bag including hair and skincare products, a £150 Specsavers eyecare voucher and the 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.