Romford woman makes it to grand final of Specsavers Wearer of the Year

PUBLISHED: 14:04 02 October 2015 | UPDATED: 14:37 02 October 2015

Kemi Quadri

Kemi Quadri


A 23-year-old woman could be in with the chance of winning £10,000 and a luxury holiday to the Bahamas all because she took a stylish selfie.

Kemi Quadri, of Romford, has been chosen from more than 18,000 people across the country as a finalist for the Specsavers annual Spectacle Wearer of the Year awards.

She said: “I think of myself as being quite a confident person but I think there’s always ways you can boost your confidence. “That’s why I decided to enter the competition.

“It is an honour to be at the Grand Final and the support from my family and the local community has been overwhelming.”

To enter the competition, glasses wearers had to show off their specs by sharing their selfies online and Kemi was the lucky winner of the 16-24 category.

To say congratulations, Specsavers in South Street, Romford, gave her a bottle of champagne, a certificate and a £150 glasses voucher.

Andrew Aiston, Specsavers Romford store director, said: “It’s incredible that Kemi has made it through to the grand final and could go on to be crowned the Spectacle Wearer of the Year.

“We are all extremely proud that one of our customers has made it this far and we have no doubt she will do Romford proud on the night.”

“The Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition is a great opportunity to remind people that glasses can make an ordinary look extraordinary.

“We hope that this competition will continue to empower glasses wearers in Romford and give confidence to stylish specs wearers across the UK.”

The competition was launched earlier this year by Spice Girls singer and Heart FM DJ Emma Bunton.

The awards ceremony will take place at 8 Northumberland Avenue on October 6.

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