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Swim star Stephanie Rice has no friends on Celebrity Apprentice

Last updated on: May 30, 2013 11:30 IST

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Stephanie Rice doesn't seem to be making any friends on Celebrity Apprentice.

It was a case of the Olympian vs the PR powerhouse on Tuesday morning when Roxy Jacenko took aim at fellow Apprentice contestant, Rice, on Morning Radio.


Image: Stephanie Rice of Australia gets ready to swim
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Today FM's Kyle Sandilands questioned Jacenko as to why she didn't get along with the swim star.

The ruthless businesswoman replied saying, "Stephanie doesn't want to do anything, everything is... I don't even know where to start. Stephanie, Stephanie, Stephanie, not my best friend."


Image: Stephanie Rice arrives at The Ivy
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This isn't the first time the Olympic gold medallist has been taken down a notch by another Celebrity Apprentice contestant.


Image: Stephanie Rice attends the 'I Support Women In Sport'
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Rice, 24, also revealed to Kyle and Jackie O two weeks ago that she "clashed" with swimming legend Dawn Fraser while filming the cut-throat reality TV show.


Image: Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice arrives at the 2012 Swimmer of the Year Awards
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One-time underwear model and tabloid darling, Rice hit the headlines as a 19-year-old when she set world records at the 2008 national trials in the leadup to Beijing, while her relationship with freestyle swimmer and then-fellow world record holder Eamon Sullivan ensured she was a fixture in gossip magazines.


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Revelling in the spotlight, this Brisbane-born, stripped down for photo-shoots with Sullivan and appeared in men's magazines before breaking up with the Australian shortly before Beijing.

Rice's triple Olympic triumph in Beijing, where she also won a 4x200 freestyle relay gold, cemented her status as Australia's "golden girl" and saw her carry the country's flag at the closing ceremony.

An appearance in a reality television show followed, while a relationship with Australia rugby flyhalf Quade Cooper ensured she was rarely missing from the society pages for long.


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While colourful, the four years in the pool between the Games have largely been an exercise in frustration for brunette Rice, who was beaten for 200IM gold at the swimsuit-tainted 2009 world championships by American Ariana Kukors.

Her troublesome shoulder ruled her out of the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and her halo slipped after posting a homophobic slur on Twitter directed at South Africa's rugby team following their loss to Australia in a Test match that year.

The resulting uproar cost her an endorsement deal with a luxury car manufacturer and led her to make a tearful public apology.


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Source: ANI