If you don’t know who Ruby Rose is then you clearly must have been living on Mars for the past week. She is the woman who came closer to breaking the internet with a wink than Kim Kardashian ever did by exposing her full body. Over the past week she has been turning innocent heterosexual girls heads (and you can see why).
So Who Exactly Is Ruby Rose?
Ruby Rose is a multi-talented, 29 year old gender fluid Australian who has made her name as a:
– MTV Host
Ruby had already amassed a large following of 700k on Instagram before her first appearance on Orange Is The New Black and her Twitter had over 100k which shows she wasn’t just a random overnight sensation but since then her Instagram is at 2.2m and her Twitter at 601k. She’s had the likes of models Gigi Hadid and Karreuche Tran crushing on her, even Mr Bieber couldn’t stop himself from tweeting the most talked about person on the planet right now and they even hung out. If that’s not cool enough she is also engaged to Roald Dahl’s grandaughter, I don’t know about you guys but I think that is pretty bloody cool.
So why is she so popular now?
Although she has been around for years just bubbling under the surface, appearing on one of the most popular TV shows right now that can even be mentioned in the same breath as Game Of Thrones and Breaking Bad has pushed her in front of the eyes of millions. She’s not your conventional pretty girl. She’s not your busty, blonde hair, blue eyed, Playboy Bunny girly girl. She’s a gender fluid, tomboy, self-confessed nerd who oozes natural beauty and a personality that seems truly genuine. In an industry where image is often number 1 priority she never changed who she was. People are more accepting of originality now, in fact they embrace it. Cara Delevigne has a kooky sense of humour, boyish personality, thick eyebrows and the whole world fell in love with her. Individuality is finally being appreciated It’s things like this that just get you right in the feels.
We now live in a world where people are evolving and more understanding and respectful of other people whether it’s regarding their sexuality, race, gender and just about everyone. 10 years ago there would be anti-gay marches and the sheer thought of a black president would be laughed off. However, right now we have a black president that is respected throughout the world and the 2 most talked about people over the past month have been Caitlyn Jenner (Transgender) and Ruby Rose (Gender Fluid) and the vast majority of people have been incredibly supportive, appreciative and view both of these women as icons in their own right. Just by being themselves and seeing the love the world has shown them will inspire others who may be scared or have doubts of their own to come forward or even to learn to love themselves.
Without realising it this woman has been thrust in to the spotlight and she continues to encourage people to be original and be themselves. People of all ages, genders, sexualities, race now look at her and respect her because of who she is. People who struggle to identify with their own identity and wondering what “group” they fit in or what “label” they come under, Ruby has proved that you don’t need a group or a label. Just be true to yourself.
I hope being 29 years old and already being semi-famous that this fame doesn’t go to her head like so many others. She seems like an incredibly intelligent headstrong kind of girl who knows the difference between right and wrong. It’ will be exciting to keep track of her career and see what she does now and whether she’ll focus more on her acting now or other projects.
Has Ruby Rose inspired you? Do you want to see her in more acting roles? Do you prefer her music? Are you pleased about the impact she is having? Were you a fan before OITNB? Let me know in the comments or social media links below.
Guest Blogger – Jen McEwan (KarmaSoup)