Thursday 22 June 2017

WATCH: Cheltenham Ladies Day judge Roz Purcell 'looking for Irish girls to rep' in style stakes

Jason Kennedy in Cheltenham

Model Roz Purcell is hoping her fellow countrywomen will show up in style as she prepares to judge Ladies Day at Cheltenham.

The former Miss Universe contestant, who has judged many Best Dressed competitions over the years, said she has already seen a lot of looks she fancies.

"The theme this year is 'Colour me March' and as you can see, I'm decked out in some colours, so I'm looking for someone who's going to be quite eye-catching and have a lot of colour going on," she told Independent.ie.

"The sun is out, so there's no excuse.

"I'm looking for those Irish girls to rep. We're sure to have some Irish finalists.  I'm excited to see what fashion there is and what style there is."

The cookbook author previously said that she's expecting Irish ladies to shine on one of the most anticipated days in the festival.

"The Irish girls always pull out all the stops when it comes to racing. I have no doubt we can bring the trophy home for the third year."

The Tipperary native (26) is enjoying her first Cheltenham Festival and plans to return in 2018 whether she's judging or not.

"I grew up in a National Hunt farm, so we're used to breeding national racehorses. We actually have one racing today," she said.

"I've pretty much been at every race track growing up, but Cheltenham is the only one I hadn't been to. Today, I get to be the one bringing everyone, so that's really exciting. It's pretty hectic."

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