Model Rozanna jumps ship to join her mentor Roche

Melanie Finn

Miss Universe Ireland winner Rozanna Purcell (20) is the latest big-name beauty to jump ship to the Andrea Roche agency.

The Herald can reveal how Assets chiefs been left less than impressed after Donald Trump's latest signing, who was also on their books, decided to join forces with her original mentor.

Andrea said: "Things are flying for Rozanna, so it was great to get her on board. We've always had a great relationship and worked well together."

Rozanna, who came seventh in the Miss Universe contest, has been busy carving out a name for herself in the Big Apple after being snapped up by Trump Models.


However, she hasn't forgotten her roots and will jet home on Sunday to catch up with all her family and friends at Christmas and enjoy a few weeks in Ireland.

Andrea has set up a string of high-profile modelling campaigns for the UCD student during her visit home.

"She'll be over and back between here and New York but will be spending the next few weeks here, so I've got loads of work lined up for her," she said.

"She's doing a big campaign for Peter Marks and I've signed her up for Born Clothing, which has a really funky range in Dundrum town centre.

"She'll be heading back to New York in January. She loves it there, there's a real buzz about her and she has a huge future ahead of her."