Rumours of a romance between a New Zealand TV princess and Australian rugby union star have been doing the rounds for weeks, but the ingenue of Kiwi soap Shortland Street suggests the flame is no longer ignited. Actress Frankie Adams and Wallaby back Israel Folau, 25, have been romantically linked, but the hotshot rugby star may not be in her corner when she takes on Millie Elder-Holmes at the KFC Fight For Life on December 6. Asked if she is still dating Folau, Adams clammed shut. "I don't want to talk about him. I'd prefer not to discuss that sort of stuff because I've learnt the hard way from my previous relationship [with cricketer Tipene Friday] that talking about your private life is not really a good idea." The TV star, who will take to the ring in front of 5000 fans at the biggest boxing night of the year, admits dating can be difficult when you're in the public eye. "I am currently single, I will tell you that. But I think boys are too intimidated to ask me out. I haven't been asked out on a date in so long. Guys wouldn't even try. Kiwi guys lack the confidence, I think. Or then there are those who just ask you to marry them. I get lots of marriage proposals!" Little wonder. Adams, who counts heavyweight champion Joseph Parker as a close friend, is a household name and favourite of the glossy mags. She is an ambassador for Bonds underwear, and billboards of her scantily clad are plastered around town drawing many an ogling eye. "I want a guy who's driven and makes goals and sets out to achieve them. I'm not into losers. I don't want to waste my time." The girl has a good head on her shoulders. Aged only 20, Adams is an over-achiever, with her sights set on moving to Hollywood and getting into movies. These days she juggles a hectic shooting schedule on Shortland Street and spends any spare moment training at her gym in Kingsland in preparation for the fight. "It's quite tough at the moment, in terms of time management. I'm on set from 6am-8pm, then I go to training at night. I try to get lots of sleep when I can, and it's important to keep up my social life. My friends keep me sane. But I'm really on the grind." She says castmates Ben Mitchell and Pua Magasiva, the beefcakes of Shorty St, have affectionately stepped in to give their two cents, but she pays little heed. "They are big fans of boxing, and they're jealous that I got the chance to enter the ring. They give me lots of advice about boxing and what to do, but I ignore it. I listen to my coach Lolo [Heimuli]. He trains [UFC champion] Mark Hunt, so I'm in good hands."