After her hosting duties on the awards show in Milan, Rose was praised by several viewers. Known as a torchbearer for the LGBT community, during the MTV EMAs, she welcomed the crowd by saying, “Ladies and gentlemen, and everyone in between.”
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Aside from knowing her as Stella Calin on the television series “Orange Is The New Black“, what else do we know about Ruby Rose?
Express mentioned in an article that Ruby Rose was born in Melbourne, Australia. Her mother, Katie Langenheim, at that time was a 20-year-old single mother and an artist.
She revealed to her mother that she was gay at the age of 12. Her mother thought she was joking but eventually she lovingly accepted sexuality. Rose became one of the 25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians in 2008 and 2009 by Same Same, an online community of gays and lesbians.
When she joined the “Girlfriend” magazine’s model search in 2002, she started to build a name for herself, havingfinished the competition in second place. She was reported to date the competition’s winner, Catherine McNeil, but the two broke up on July 2010.
Digital Spy notes that Rose’s acting career began in 2008 with the movie, “Suite for Fleur.” She is now engaged to fashion designer Phoebe Dahl, who happens to be the granddaughter of a British author Roald Dahl.
However, their engagement is reported to be on hold because of Rose’s role on “Orange Is The New Black.” With her busy schedule, Rose told Digital Spy that they still need to find time to plan their wedding.
The actress also acknowledges herself as “gender fluid” as she does not identify being a female nor a male, despite her biological features. Moviepilot notes that Rose has a fashion sense which “express an androgynous tone” which somehow mirrors what she feels inside.
“I am very gender-fluid and feel more like I wake up every day sort of gender neutral,” she revealed to Express.
She told Digital Spy that at the age of 5, she started saving money for a gender transition surgery before she eventually accepted herself.
Rose said, “I started saving probably from the age of like 5 and when I got to 15, that’s when I got more into my body. I [later] realised that I didn’t want to transition and I just wanted to be more comfortable in my own skin.”
Rose will be starring in the upcoming sci-fi movie, “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” as Abigail.