Donald Trump gushes about 'beautiful' Miss Ireland on David Letterman show
By Niamh Walsh
Property billionaire Donald Trump has singled Miss Universe Ireland Rozanna Purcell out for particular praise when he appeared on top-rating US TV show, the David Letterman Show, this week.
‘Miss Ireland was beautiful, really beautiful,’ beamed the tycoon when chat show king Letterman asked about the recent Miss Universe competition.
Mr Trump co-owns the franchise and met all of this year’s contestants in the competition which took place this year on August 23 in Nevada.
Beautiful: Miss Ireland, Rozanna Pucell, competes during the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas
He went on to praise the competition’s eventual winner, Miss Mexico, Ximena Navarrete (‘everyone’s favourite’) before returning once again to Lillies regular Roz.
‘Miss Ireland was beautiful too, I don’t know if anybody saw her,’ the man who fronts the US Apprentice show said of the young Tipperary woman who came seventh in the contest.
You're hired: Donald Trump backstage at the pageant with Rozanna Purcell
Just home from the contest, Roz recently celebrated her 20th birthday with a big bash in Lillies. But it seems she will be jetting off again soon. She will return to New York later this year to start work with the Trump Model Management Agency.
And nobody is more delighted than Roz’s mentor, fellow Tipperary native Andrea Roche. ‘Donald has big plans for her,’ said Miss Roche, who runs the Miss Universe Ireland franchise. ‘I’m really proud of her.’