Roz Purcell is staying in Dublin with Bressie as she axes Hollywood move
Published 13/03/2014 | 07:31
Catwalk queen Nadia Forde is giving it her best shot in America, but top model Roz Purcell has said she has "zero interest" in whizzing off to Hollywood to follow her acting dream.
Niall Breslin's other half spent a year in New York after being signed up to Donald Trump's agency, but has no plans to go back Stateside.
"I was not into LA at all, it's just not me," she said. "I only saw the expensive streets, going to big meetings and fancy restaurants; I don't think you could feel at home or find a real friend there.
"It made me appreciate here and the community we have of people who want to help you. It's not fake here.
"Whatever you're into, but it wouldn't be for me. I might do a job there, but I'd never move there full time."
Roz (23) has been keeping herself busy lately by juggling TV appearances with her modelling career.
She completed a course in the Gaiety School of Acting and said she would "love to do more TV" as she looks to further her career.
"Whether it comes up or not is the question. If I was to ever do reality TV, it would have to be something I'm passionate about, not just doing it for the sake of it. I'd do something related to cooking or sport. I wouldn't have to be a different person," Roz said.
"I really would love to do it full time, but I can't with work yet.
"It's hard for me to take a week off. You don't want to let clients down that regularly book you.
"You do have to be conscious -- if you turn down work it may not come back and there's also such a short space of time that I can do modelling.
"Mum has always said, 'leave modelling before it leaves you'."
Roz went on to say how there's lots of work at the moment but she has been spending any time off training for the gruelling Ironman challenge.
She said: "If I had a quiet day I wouldn't know what to do with myself, I always need to be doing something."
She helped launch the Taste of Dublin this week and said she has been getting "loads of reaction" to the food blog that she writes.
"I'm clearly really passionate about it and I don't get anything from it other than enjoyment.
"A lot of people have been getting onto me about it, even from abroad, so it inspires me to keep going," she said.