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Award-winning actress, Eva Longoria touched down in New Zealand last week to lead the search with Specsavers to find New Zealand’s most stylish spec-wearer. And did I mention I was lucky enough to meet and dine with the hollywood beauty? Specsavers you’re amazing! I think my excitement and happiness at meeting Eva is quite evident in the images below. Anyway, I digress; the reason for this fabulous event? So that I can tell you all about the Spectacle Wearer of the Year, and how you could be in to win the most fabulous of prizes…



Eva takes up the role of star judge and ambassador for the Specsavers’ competition, following in the footsteps of fellow proud spec-wearing ambassadors – actress Sarah Michelle Gellar, style icon and Mad Men star Christina Hendricks, model and TV personality, Colin Mathura-Jeffree and TV fashion star Gok Wan.

The Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition presented by Specsavers, now in its fifth year, is a nationwide search for New Zealand’s most stylish and confident spectacle wearer. Eva will join fellow judges, including comedian Jeremy Corbett and L’Oréal Professionnel Stylist Peter Dutton, to identify the Kiwi who has made their glasses into the ultimate fashion accessory.

Eva became a spectacle wearer herself four years ago, after noticing her eyes felt strained from studying late at night for a Masters degree (yup, not just a pretty face, also a damn smart cookie!) An eye test revealed Eva needed glasses for reading, which have since become an invaluable part of her life – whether hitting the books or reading a script for her latest acting role.

“As a glasses wearer I care about looking great in my frames, that’s why I’m thrilled to be launching Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition and visiting New Zealand to kick off the search,” Eva explains.

“Wearing glasses is all about having fun and embracing your style. Whether I’m on set filming, studying or at a special event, accessorising my look with glasses gives me confidence and allows me to make the ultimate style statement,” adds Eva.

New Zealand judge and spec-wearing champion, Jeremy Corbett, is excited to be working alongside Eva to help find this years ultimate Spectacle Wearer of the Year.

Reminiscing on his inaugural stint as judge for the Specsavers competition in 2014, Jeremy says “Last year was great fun getting all judgey with the spec-wearing finalists. I had such a good time, I’ve been pestering Specsavers about the next one. Finally, it’s here! Can’t wait to find the next big spec wearer with Eva Longoria!”


The winner of the competition will receive an all-expenses paid trip, with a friend, to Los Angeles to meet Eva on the set of her latest TV show and earn the prestigious title of Spectacle Wearer of the Year. Six New Zealand finalists will win a trip to Auckland for a night of entertainment with Jeremy Corbett, as well as participating in a professional photo shoot and spec-style consultation.

Entries to the 2015 Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year are now open at:

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