Cumbernauld’s Claire has specs appeal

A BUDDING model proved she has specs appeal after reaching the semi-final stages of a national competition.

Claire Haughey, from Condorrat, competed in the Spectacle Wearer of the Year contest after being selected from more than 460 Scots hopefuls to become a regional semi-finalist in the competition which is run by Specsavers.

The 17-year-old oil and gas apprentice struck a pose alongside ten other specs-wearing fashionistas from across Scotland at the semi-final in Glasgow but unfortunately she did not reach the final stages of the contest.

She said: “I feel very happy and confident in my glasses. When I entered the competition I never imagined I would get through!

“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 – they’re the perfect accessory to match your outfit or even your mood.”

The competition helps raise funds for the charity Kidscape as Specsavers donate £1 for every eligible entry received in the competition.

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