Friday, October 7
AND THE WINNER... A (KIWI) MAN! CONGRATULATIONS JOSH!
The winner of New Zealand Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards 2011 was yesterday announced at a glamorous event in Auckland. The Generator Room in Stanbeth House, Britomart, was filled with photographers, journalists and enthusiastic Specs wearers when the seven finalists lined up before the celebrity judges Denise L'Estrange - Corbet and Colin Mathura - Jeffree who both claimed the decision making being incredibly hard as any of the finalists would have been brilliant style ambassadors for specs wearing Kiwis. However, 21 year old Josh Steele stood out with his stylish appearance and positive view on wearing glasses as an accessory.
Colin said the bachelor business student caught the judges eyes because "we were looking for someone who created a bit of a spectacle of themselves for all the right reasons, someone who wore their glasses with pride".
"I was stoked to hear that I would win a trip to Melbourne and 4 pairs of brand new glasses from Specsavers to build my specs wardrobe" said Josh.
As part of his price package was a donation of $2500 to a charity of his choice. In honor of his father who got diagnosed with leukemia 9 years ago and is now in remission, Josh chose to donate money to the Cancer Society. He's also won a $2500 shopping spree and VIP passes to the Tatts Cox Plate day in Melbourne.
Big Congratulations to Josh, Kiwi Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2011, who alongside the Aussie winner Matt Ducey, ensures all eyes are on Man Style this spring!