Tallaght man wins Spectacle Wearer of the Year in London awards event
TALLAGHT MAN Neil Ryan, won Ireland’s Spectacle Wearer of the Year during an awards ceremony in London.
Neil (27) took to the stage to receive his Spectacle Wearer of the Year award at the glitzy event hosted by Specsavers to raise money for anti-bullying charity, Kidscape.
Neil was selected from thousands of hopefuls to be crowned the Ireland winner.
The awards, were hosted by The Xtra Factor’s Rylan Clark and included competition’s judges, Louis Walsh, Oliver Proudlock and Grace Woodward.
“I am delighted to represent Ireland tonight, particularly in a competition which is showing people that wearing glasses can make you look good and feel great,” said Neil.
“I love my glasses and how they allow me to express my individuality.”
A number of specs-wearing celebrities were present at the awards, including pop singer Nadine Coyle who took home Best Specs Newcomer.
Other celebrities included Joey Essex, Ferne McCann, Mario Falcone, Denise Van Outen, Sinitta, Professor Green and Twiggy.