OITNB's Ruby Rose isn't a girl, nor is she a boy — she's gender fluid
To the casual observer, Ruby Rose looks like a stunningly beautiful woman — but inside, she feels like something else entirely. Sometimes.
The Aussie model/actress, who is joining the cast of Orange Is the New Black next season, says that what we see on the outside doesn't tell the whole story about who she is.
"For a long time, I wished I'd been born a boy," she told Cosmopolitan in their July 2015 issue.
"I didn't know there were options like gender neutral or gender fluid," she explains. "I later realized you could be a girl and dress like a guy… as soon as I met [my fiancée] Phoebe, I knew. She's everything that I would want in somebody. She's talented, she's funny, and she also has this charitable, giving side."
In another interview with The Guardian, Rose said she leans toward feeling more like a male than anything else. "I feel like I'm neither, yeah," she said. "Well, if I had to choose it would be a boy, a guy. I feel like I'm a boy, but I don't feel like I should've been born with different parts of my body or anything like that. I feel like it's just all in how I dress and how I talk and how I look and feel, and that makes me happy.
"I think at this stage I will stay a woman but… who knows. I'm so comfortable right now I feel wonderful about it, but I also fluctuate a lot."
The really cool thing is that Rose doesn't have to choose! If she is happy being exactly who she is, then that's enough.