Kim Cattrall joins Specsavers in the search to find New Zealand's most confident spec-wearer



Specsavers is excited to announce that award-winning actress Kim Cattrall will be visiting New Zealand this month to launch the 2016 Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition presented by Specsavers.

Kim takes up the role of star judge and ambassador for the Specsavers’ competition, following in the footsteps of fellow proud spec-wearing ambassadors – actresses Eva Longoria, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Margot Robbie, style icon and Mad Men star Christina Hendricks and international supermodel Helena Christensen.  


The Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition, now in its sixth year, is a nationwide hunt for New Zealand's most stylish and confident spectacle wearer. Kim will join fellow judges, including iconic fashion designer Alex Perry and celebrity hair and makeup artist, Kath Gould to decide which Kiwi has made their glasses the ultimate fashion accessory. 

The actress best known for her role as Samantha Jones on the smash hit series ‘Sex and the City’ is no stranger to making a bold fashion statement. Kim, a proud spec-wearer since the 5th grade, has been styling her look with a pair of glasses ever since her first shopping experience.


Kim said, “I remember looking for glasses during one of my first shopping experiences. I was apprehensive but loved it, there were so many styles to choose from and I must have tried on most of the specs on display. In fact, I still have that first pair!”

“I like wearing glasses so I can see, obviously, but also because a smart of pair of glasses and the right frame for my face is enough of a fashion statement in itself. For me, glasses are the ultimate accessory which is why I’m excited to come to New Zealand to help Specsavers find the most stylish spec wearer.”

The winner of the competition will receive an all-expenses paid trip to New York, with a friend PLUS $1,000 spending money, will have the opportunity to meet Kim, and earn the prestigious title of Spectacle Wearer of the Year. Six New Zealand finalists will win a trip to Auckland, including a professional photo shoot and spec style consultation and a $500 cash prize. Entries to the 2016 Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year are now open at: