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missed my friends Roz Purcell admits she 'regrets not finishing college' before leaving to model in New York

Roz was hosting a Q&A session on her Instagram story when she was asked about what job she would have done had she not become a model or an influencer

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Roz Purcell. Photo: Brian McEvoy/PIP

Roz Purcell. Photo: Brian McEvoy/PIP

Roz Purcell. Photo: Brian McEvoy/PIP

Roz Purcell has offered fans insights into being a social media influencer while admitting her regrets about leaving college to model in New York.

Roz was hosting a Q&A session on her Instagram story when she was asked about what job she would have done had she not become a model or an influencer.

Roz replied: "Everyone who knows me knows I would have made a stunning private investigator.

"But I was in college studying to hopefully do something in international human rights.

"Then I left to model in NYC.

"I do regret not finishing to be honest more so because NYC was actually very lonely and I missed all my friends in college.

"And being away for so long ended up drifting me further away from everyone."

She also offered some tips about being a social media influencer but urged people “not to take it too seriously because it could all disappear tomorrow”.

"I started in traditional media (doing TV/shoots/magazines) back 12 years ago, so the majority of my initial following was grown from having a previous profile online,” she revealed.

"I had a somewhat platform to launch Instagram off already which made it easier here but also to reiterate I did a lot of work offline first (which I think was actually much harder as you're relying on editors to portray you rather than first hand like social media I worked for years in the industry!!!)

"I do have a balance of online/offline work in terms of a lot of work being centred around traditional media forms still."

"I guess one thing about Instagram creators and loyal following is more just about if you are working with brands, they're ones you actually like and would buy outside of a partnership.

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"If you have any conscious or responsibility about your community I think it'll come natural.

"Being yourself, giving back if you can and I suppose not taking it too seriously at the same time because it could all disappear tomorrow."

Roz recently shared a message someone sent her as she turned 30, that said, “the fertility clock is ticking”.

It prompted Roz to reply that people think women's only job "is to go off and have babies".

She explained that some people don't want to have kids or maybe they can't have them and that they "don't need pressure".

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