The Australian equivalent to America’s Kim Stolz is Ruby Rose, an out lesbian
MTV VJ. At close to 6′ tall with dark brown hair and bangs that hang just
above her sparkly green eyes, she is always smiling when in front of the
The Sydney-based brunette became known outside of her
homeland over the summer when she was spotted holding hands and kissing Jess Origliasso
of the twin-pop band The Veronicas, which toured with Disney teens The Jonas Brothers.
Jess’ bisexuality came into question and Ruby was dragged
into the tabloids with her.
Ruby Rose (left) with Jess Origliasso
Most recently, Rose has been "spotted" kissing the
“straight” Australia’s Next Top Model
contestant, Samantha Downie.
Rose (who is only 21) seems unfazed by it, though, and says she’s dating
someone who isn’t Jess, but won’t comment further on it.
She recently told Australia‘s
The Daily Telegraph, "I’m sick
of seeing myself in the paper and I’m sure everyone else is sick of seeing me
as well, so I’ve grounded myself for two reasons. Hopefully this whole Jess
thing will kind of fizzle out. I also want to … just promote my job because I
love (it). It’s kind of annoying that it overshadows what I’m here for."
Unfortunately, The Daily Telegraph
has followed Rose almost as closely as US
Weekly stalks Lindsay Lohan. Any public outing is fodder for their front
Rose began modeling when she was 9 years old. "I first started modeling
for that fake grass stuff they invented for playgrounds," Rose said in an
email interview with AfterEllen.com. "It was great. Then I stopped until I
To get her gig with MTV in 2007, she had to audition and then compete against
three other top picks.
"We had to do these ridiculous stunts set out by Bam Marjera!" she explained.
Anyone who has seen his hi-jinks in Jackass, or on his own MTV show, Viva La Bam, can guess what Rose had to
put up with. The Australian press noted some of the stunts included downing 100
shots of beer in 100 minutes, and kissing strangers on the streets of Sydney.
"Having to kiss strangers, like complete randoms down a busy Sydney street [is]
another thing that my grandma will be impressed with when she watches it,"
she told The Herald Sun.
But she must have handled it well enough, because now she’s
interviewing rock stars. Rose said her favorite interview to date has been with
hip-hop group Cypress Hill.
"They were funny and we had trouble filming because we would just laugh
for minutes at a time," recalled Rose.