||Nine-year-old Brittany Singer lives in New Jersey. She’s in fourth grade and loves school. Her favorite subject is science because she enjoys learning about the earth. She likes dancing. She studies tap and ballet and is on the school competitive dance team. She loves animals, especially her dog Spiky, a bunny, Smores, and a “bunch” of saltwater fish. She also loves her job. For the past two years, she’s been doing TV commercials for such products as Bounty paper towels, Toys “R’ Us and Huggies diapers. She is quick to note she was not wearing the diapers—her role was to advise the baby. She has performed on the David Letterman show in a skit featuring school kids and in VH1’s Rock of Ages video. And, last but not least, Brittany loves wearing glasses.|
|In fact, she uses her glasses as part of her wardrobe when she auditions. She has four pairs of eyeglasses, all from Grant U.S.A./Estroff Optical. “When I audition, I bring all four with me and the people making the commercial select what they want me to wear. I love my glasses,” says Brittany. “I’ve been wearing them since I was in kindergarten. They’re part of my personality. They’re fun, funky and really cool—and very comfortable. My friends [most of them don’t wear glasses] always come up to me and say ‘I love your glasses. I really want to wear them.’ I don’t like anyone to try my glasses on, though. I don’t want them to be stretched,” she notes.|
She has no favorite pair. In fact, she says she has difficulty selecting eyewear in the morning. “I choose my glasses based on what I’m wearing.” She then describes each pair in great detail.
“I have two hexagon styles—one black, pink and yellow (that’s the one I’m wearing in the photo) and one in jungle colors—green, orange and purple. I also have a black oval with a yellow and orange nosepiece and a square style in green and orange. I like them all.” Her favorite color for eyewear and clothes is “lime green,” she says emphatically.
In addition to her glasses, Brittany has “a lot of cool eyeglass cases,” including some with hologram prints. Her favorite case is “black and furry.” She also likes sunglass clips. “They’re so easy to use. And I don’t need a separate pair of sunglasses,” she adds.
When she’s not studying or working, she likes swimming in her backyard pool. When she grows up, Brittany wants to get into movies. “I love acting and making commercials. People are so nice,” she says. “And I want to continue wearing my eyewear all the time.” —Gloria Nicola