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Roz Purcell breaks silence on former model boss Donald Trump's US presidential bid

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Rozanna Purcell at the Miss Universe pageant in 2010 with Donald Trump

Rozanna Purcell at the Miss Universe pageant in 2010 with Donald Trump

 Rozanna Purcell in 2015

Rozanna Purcell in 2015

Roz Purcell pictured at the VIP Style Awards 2015 at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron

Roz Purcell pictured at the VIP Style Awards 2015 at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron

Donald Trump (C) and (L-R) Miss Ireland 2010 Rosanna Purcell, Miss Kosovo 2008 Zana Krasniqi, Miss France 2009 Chloe Mortaud, Miss Universe 2002 Justine Pasek, and Miss USA 2004 Shandi Finnessey attend a photocall at Chelsea Piers, Studio 59 on July 27, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by D Dipasupil/WireImage)

Donald Trump (C) and (L-R) Miss Ireland 2010 Rosanna Purcell, Miss Kosovo 2008 Zana Krasniqi, Miss France 2009 Chloe Mortaud, Miss Universe 2002 Justine Pasek, and Miss USA 2004 Shandi Finnessey attend a photocall at Chelsea Piers, Studio 59 on July 27, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/WireImage)

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Rozanna Purcell at the Miss Universe pageant in 2010 with Donald Trump

Roz Purcell has slammed former boss Donald Trump's bid for the White House.

While competing at the 2010 Miss Universe competition representing Ireland, she famously had a fan in the pageant owner and billionaire, who would praise her at every opportunity.

After coming in seventh in the pageant, the beautiful brunette moved to New York after signing with the Donald Trump agency and tried her hand at the international fashion scene, when she was just 20 years old.

But Trump certainly doesn't have a fan in his former protégé in his bid for the Republican candidacy in the upcoming US election.

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Donald Trump (C) and (L-R) Miss Ireland 2010 Rosanna Purcell, Miss Kosovo 2008 Zana Krasniqi, Miss France 2009 Chloe Mortaud, Miss Universe 2002 Justine Pasek, and Miss USA 2004 Shandi Finnessey attend a photocall at Chelsea Piers, Studio 59 on July 27, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by D Dipasupil/WireImage)

Donald Trump (C) and (L-R) Miss Ireland 2010 Rosanna Purcell, Miss Kosovo 2008 Zana Krasniqi, Miss France 2009 Chloe Mortaud, Miss Universe 2002 Justine Pasek, and Miss USA 2004 Shandi Finnessey attend a photocall at Chelsea Piers, Studio 59 on July 27, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/WireImage)

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Donald Trump (C) and (L-R) Miss Ireland 2010 Rosanna Purcell, Miss Kosovo 2008 Zana Krasniqi, Miss France 2009 Chloe Mortaud, Miss Universe 2002 Justine Pasek, and Miss USA 2004 Shandi Finnessey attend a photocall at Chelsea Piers, Studio 59 on July 27, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/WireImage)

When asked by Eoghan McDermott her thoughts on his campaign, which has been gaining steam in recent weeks, Roz said she hopes he doesn't  win as she is against many of his key issues

"I would be very surprised if he became president of America," she told the presenter on his RTE 2fm show.

"Obviously, when I’ve ever met him during Miss Universe, he was always very nice to me.

This is what @eoghanmcdermott gets .... Not the hairrrrr #birthdaycake

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"I was from Ireland…I wasn’t trying to sneak across the border or anything like that," she said, referring to Trump's controversial comments on Mexican immigration in the US.

"I think that a lot of the things he’s running his election on, I’d be really against so I hope he won’t," she added.

The catwalk queen celebrated her 25th birthday yesterday and is busy promoting her upcoming book, based on her successful food blog Natural Born Feeder.

Meanwhile, her boyfriend of two years, Bressie, celebrated the launch of his debut book  Me and My Mate Jeffrey, which is the name he has given his mental health issues.

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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

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

Bressie has become a vocal advocate for mental health issues after speaking publicly about his battles with depression and anxiety.

And he praised his long-term girlfriend for her support, saying his "honesty" helped him conquer his demons.

"I skated through life getting on really well with people but not telling them what I was going through," the former Blizzards frontman told the Anton Savage Show on Today FM.

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 Rozanna Purcell in 2015

Rozanna Purcell in 2015

Rozanna Purcell in 2015

"I wasn't with Roz very long when I sat her down and I said it to her. She said the right thing, she said: 'Let's take it a day at a time'.

"I think that honesty really helped."

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