Thursday 22 June 2017

Irish model Roz Purcell on why you won't ever see her posing nude

Roz Purcell modelling lingerie for Brown Thomas in 2012
Roz Purcell modelling lingerie for Brown Thomas in 2012
Roz Purcell pictured at the launch of the Imedeen's‘Reveal Your Real’ campaign. Picture: Robbie Reynolds
Roz Purcell at the Food Writers' Guild Awards at Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud. Photo: Paul Sherwood.
Roz Purcell at a photocall outside The Gaiety Theatre to announce for Celebrity Bainisteoir in 2012
Roz Purcell pictured at the launch of the Imedeen's‘Reveal Your Real’ campaign. Picture: Robbie Reynolds
Roz Purcell judges Bollinger Best Dressed Ladies Judge at Punchestown
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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Roz Purcell has insisted she won't be stripping off to stay on top of her modelling career.

The former Miss Universe Ireland is famous for her hard-earned physique, but won't be showing it all off for a lads mag anytime soon.

She previously posed for GQ South Africa where she took part in a racy lingerie video after winning their Model of the Year competition in 2011 and in the early days of her career, she smouldered in a number of sexy shoots.

But those days are over.

Roz Purcell modelling for GQ South Africa in 2011
Roz Purcell modelling for GQ South Africa in 2011

"I don't remember getting any offers like that. I went straight into high fashion modelling and I was really into anything like that," she told the Irish Daily Mirror.

Read more: What I eat in a day: Model, food blogger and cookbook author Roz Purcell

Roz recalled her early days in the industry after competing at the Miss Universe pageant in 2010, saying she would jump at the chance for work but has the option to be more selective about her jobs now.

"I did a GQ while I was in South Africa after Miss Universe and that's the height of of it. No I wouldn't do it now. When you first start modelling you kind of do everything but I want to be known more for food now.

Roz Purcell at the Natural Born Feeder Dinner at Brasserie on the Corner, Galway. Photo Martina Regan
Roz Purcell at the Natural Born Feeder Dinner at Brasserie on the Corner, Galway. Photo Martina Regan

"I still haven't stopped modelling fully, but food is my passion and it's so much fun. Modelling is too but it's not forever."

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