Rozanna Purcell

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{{Infobox pageant titleholder | name=Rozanna Purcell | image= | birth_name=Rozanna Purcell | title=Miss Universe Ireland 2010 | competitions= Miss Universe Ireland 2009
(1st runner-up)
Miss Universe Ireland 2010
Miss Universe 2010
(Top 10) | birth_date= (1990-09-03) 3 September 1990 (age 27) | birth_place= [[Clondalkin, Ireland | height=5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) | eye_color=Blue | hair_color=Light brown }}

Rozanna Purcell (born 3 September 1990) is an Irish model, charity worker and beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss Universe Ireland 2010 and represented Ireland at Miss Universe 2010 in US where she placed Top 10.

Miss Universe[edit]

Rozanna Purcell competed in Miss Universe Ireland 2009 and was 1st Runner-up to Diana Donnelly. The following year, 2010, Purcell became the first Miss Universe Ireland to place since 1998, after being called among the Top 15. Purcell competed in the swimsuit segment and placed 4th with an average score of 8.784. Purcell then competed in evening gown with a score of 8.548. Despite being confirmed as a favourite of Pageant Experts and Blogs across the globe to become Ireland's first Miss Universe, Purcell failed to advance to the Top 5, finishing in 7th place.[1]

After Miss Universe[edit]

Purcell was offered a contract with Trump Model Management after the Miss Universe 2010 competition ended, and was offered additional contracts in Mexico and Colombia.[1] She was then invited to judge at the Miss Venezuela 2010 pageant. She later joined her mentor Andrea Roche's modelling agency in Ireland.[2]

She has talked of her difficulties at temperatures of minus 25C on Kilimanjaro.[3]

She was a judge at Miss Universe Ireland 2012.[4]

She published her first cookbook Natural Born Feeder in January 2016.

Television work[edit]

She won Come Dine With Me on TV3 in 2012.[5]

She participated in Celebrity Bainisteoir on RTÉ in 2012. She managed Newtown Cashel, in Longford.[6]

She has modelled extensively for Newbridge Silverware and is one of the faces of Newbridge Silverware.[7]

In February 2015 She appeared as the guest Celebrity Chef on TV3's The Restaurant.[8]

Charity work[edit]

She has worked with the Children's Hospital of Puerto Rico.[9]

She has also helped to raise awareness and funds for the Irish Cancer Society's 'Get Active For 2015' campaign.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Purcell was dating Irish musician Niall Breslin since 2013 although they announced the relationship had ended in April 2016.[11] In October 2013 she started her own food blog and plans to publish her first cookbook in December 2015.[12]


  1. ^ Horoscopes. "Roz offered contract by billionaire Trump – Around Town, Entertainment". Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Horoscopes. "Lovely Roz back on home ground after NY triumph – Around Town, Entertainment". Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Horoscopes. "Roz tells of her hell at minus 25C on Kilimanjaro – Around Town, Entertainment". Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Congratulations to Miss Universe Ireland 2012 Adrienne Murphy". RSVP Magazine. Dublin: RSVP. 2 November 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Purcell wins Celeb Come Dine with Me". RTÉ Ten. Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 7 January 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  6. ^ loves 'being a lad' as she bonds with dad over 'Celebrity Bainisteoir'
  7. ^ "Even raunchier than before! Roz Purcell sizzles in new campaign for Newbridge Silverware". 24 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Paleo princess Roz Purcell tops the leaderboard on The Restaurant – but falls short of top marks". 4 February 2015. 
  9. ^ [1][dead link]
  10. ^ "Get Active with Roz Purcell and help raise vital funds for cancer research this new year". 6 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Roz Purcell reveals the REAL reason why she & Bressie are delaying marriage". 21 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Watch out, Rosanna! Roz Purcell has secret weapon in cookbook war". 22 July 2015. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Diana Donnelly
Miss Universe Ireland
Succeeded by
Aoife Hannon