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Delia sets her sights on award

Tuesday, 11th September, 2018 7:59am
Delia sets her sights on award

Delia Marron at the Blanchardstown Specsavers Store. PHOTO: PAUL SHERWOOD

Delia sets her sights on award

Delia Marron at the Blanchardstown Specsavers Store. PHOTO: PAUL SHERWOOD

A BLANCHARDSTOWN woman has been chosen from thousands of proud glasses wearers as a regional finalist for Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year.

Delia Marron (23) could follow in the footsteps of last year’s award winner, Love Island hunk Alex Miller, winning €12,000 and the chance to mingle with the stars at the annual Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards. 

Glasses wearers across Ireland and the UK have been showing off their specs style by sharing their selfies online throughout the spring and summer.

Delia was shortlisted for the 16-24 age category and was invited to visit her local Specsavers store in Blanchardstown to receive a bottle of champagne, a certificate and a €215 glasses voucher.

She took the opportunity to try Specsavers’ innovative Frame Styler technology to help choose a new pair of specs, ahead of the next round of judging.

Speaking about her attitude towards wearing glasses, Delia says: “I really enjoy wearing glasses, there are so many styles available now to glasses wearers and you can really make wearing glasses fun!”

Store director at Specsavers Blanchardstown, Kerril Hickey, said staff were delighted that a customer from their store had been shortlisted for her category.

“We would like to congratulate Delia on this achievement,” he said.

“She wears her glasses with such style and confidence and is a worthy winner in our eyes.”

The awards were launched by Steps star Claire Richards earlier this year.

If she triumphs in her age category, Delia will meet Claire and rub shoulders with many other celebs at the glitzy awards ceremony at London’s 8 Northumberland Avenue in October.

There are five age categories: 16-24; 25-34; 35-44; 45-59 and over 60, plus a Facebook favourite voted for by the public.

All age category winners will win a VIP makeover, with one overall winner taking home the ultimate accolade in specs wearing.

Read the digital editions of the Dublin People Northside East, Northside West & Southside here