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‘I was pressured to get a nose job before Miss Universe,’ says Irish model Roz Purcell

Roz struts her stuff in Las Vegas at the 2010 Miss Universe final.
Roz struts her stuff in Las Vegas at the 2010 Miss Universe final.
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Rozanna Purcell
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Model Roz Purcell and boyfriend Bressie on New Year's Eve. Picture: Roz Purcell/Instagram
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Fashionista Roz Purcell in a Scribe by Roz suit she designed
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She's Ireland's busiest model, but even Roz Purcell isn't exempt from self-criticism.

The former Miss Universe Ireland (24), who is one of the most photographed women in the country, has revealed she hates "every photo of herself" and is overly critical of her appearance.

She might be a pro at posing, but she told Irish Tatler her career is harder than it looks: "It’s funny. I hate every photo of myself; I hate looking at myself. Not as in ‘I hate myself’ but I’m very hyper-critical”.     

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Although the Tipperary native, who moved to New York when she signed with Donald Trump's agency in 2010, is often questioned about whether or not her lips have been enhanced (which she has always firmly denied), she did admit there was significant pressure on her to get a nose job before she took to the world stage at Miss Universe. Roz stressed that this pressure came from a coaching team she worked with before the pageant, and not pageant organisers.

She trained in South America for six weeks before the competition, where she placed seventh, and said that she was encouraged to go under the knife.

“They always wanted me to get a nose job, they said when I smiled my nose went down," she explained to the magazine. "They gave me a complex for years”.

Read more: ‘I used to eat a bowl of broccoli for breakfast’ - how Roz Purcell got to grips with her nutrition

Roz struts her stuff in Las Vegas at the 2010 Miss Universe final.
Roz struts her stuff in Las Vegas at the 2010 Miss Universe final.

And while 2015 looks set to be the year of Roz with her star soaring on the Irish scene, her relationship with Bressie is also going from strength to strength - but don't expect marriage and babies any time soon.

“I can think about marriage because it’s not as big as having kids. When I’m around babies, I get really nervous. I’d have to get over my fear of that first before I can start thinking about it," she added.

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“If someone saw us, it’s almost like a skit; we actually just rip the piss out of each other 24/7. It’s almost like hanging out with your best friend."

Model Roz Purcell and boyfriend Bressie on New Year's Eve. Picture: Roz Purcell/Instagram
Model Roz Purcell and boyfriend Bressie on New Year's Eve. Picture: Roz Purcell/Instagram

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