A student with ‘statement’ specs has been named the best wearer of glasses in the region.
Victoria Ganusceac, 21, is currently on a placement year working in London before returning to Leicester University next month.
But her parents live in Bicester and so she decided to enter the Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition which is now in its 18th year.
Victoria sent in some pictures and was cherry-picked from hundreds of entries to join nine other finalists in the 15-24 category.
If she wins the national award, Victoria will scoop £10,000 and a luxury holiday in the Bahamas.
She said: “It was such a surprise, I didn’t think I’d get picked but maybe they wanted something a bit fashionable.
“The charity it is supporting is about bullying so maybe it’s for younger people to know it’s OK to be different.
“Glasses have become more of an accessory rather than a need to wear them, when you have contact lenses.
“Mine are more of a statement – to represent myself.”
The awards, which were launched by Girls Aloud singer and West End star Kimberley Walsh, will be dished out at a ceremony in London on October 7.
For every entry, Specsavers donated £1 to anti-bullying charity Kidscape.