It’s been a busy year for Ruby Rose. The out 22-year-old became an MTV Australia VJ and then a tabloid sensation. Much of the press focused more on her sexuality than her job, however, linking her to numerous women, including Jess Origliasso of The Veronicas and Australia’s Next Top Model‘s Samantha Downie.
Through all the media hoopla, Rose remained a good sport, telling interviewers she got fan mail from young fans saying she made it easier for them to come out — which is probably a big reason why she’s just been named one of the “25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians of the Year” by Same Same. (Also recognized: American transplant Portia de Rossi.)
In the interview with Same Same, Ruby says:
Even at her “part-time job,” she’s doing pretty well. It was announced yesterday that Rose will also be getting her own show on MTV Australia. Fresh Cuts will be a 60-second music news show to begin early next year; perfect for the attention-deficit music fans down under. But, at the speed Rose is going, I wouldn’t be surprised if they upped that to two minutes in no time.