Álainn or Appallin’: Ruby Rose
I have written a fair few articles for our Álainn or Appallin’ section and one thing is becoming very apparent to me, these women make me feel ancient. Today ladies I bring you Ruby Rose, born in 1986, she is best known as a model in these parts but is also a VJ on MTV. Ruby came out when she was 12 and didn’t have an easy time of it, she was hospitalised by the bullies when she was just 16 years old. However this hasn’t held her back and her career is nothing if not diverse.
This Australian beauty first made headlines as a VJ before she hit the big time modelling. 2000 saw Ruby take part in a three-week national search on MTV Australia, as part of the process she kissed lots of strangers on a busy street, damn it, how much would you love to have been doing your shopping that day? She went on to VJ on the channel but it was ill timed, MTV were cutting their music based shows so she was limited to between show segments.
Yet another competition was her ticket into the world of modelling. She was part of the Girlfriend magazine’s search for a new model, back in 2002. Ruby came in second and her career took off. She has said that she preferred her role as a VJ saying
Being a model there is always something they want to change. Whether they want someone a little bit skinnier, a little bit taller, a little bit prettier, but MTV want you to be yourself … not censoring anything and not conforming to anything
Rose has also tried her hand at designing, collaborating with Milk and Honey in 2010, the line includes grunge jeans, t-shirts and denim shorts. I bet the ladies love those! She has also presented the Australian version of the TV show Ultimate School Musical, as well as news talk show The 7pm Project, is there nothing she can’t do?
Ruby has many accolades to her name, including a mention in online LGBT community, Same Same‘s 25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians. She also won an ASTRA Award (Excellence in subscription television in Australia) in 2009 as Favourite Female Personality.
Of course, like all good celebrity lesbians, Ruby uses her fame for good, and travelled to Kenya to highlight to work done in the region by Global Vision International.
Beauty, talent, charitable works, it’s all a bit of a no-brainer really. What do you think of Ms Rose, to good to be true or when’s the next flight to Oz??