To the casual observer, Ruby Rose looks like a stunningly beautiful woman — but inside, she feels like something else entirely. Sometimes.
“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.