We adore Ruby Rose.
And let's be real, who doesn't? The newest inmate on Orange is the New Black is openly gender fluid, meaning she doesn't identify strictly as female or male. BUT she does prefer female pronouns.
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This is something she knew about herself from a young age, but back as a small child, she seriously considered having surgery to transition from female to male.
The model-slash-actress reveals that she began saving her pennies — even before the age of six — to plan for the procedure, saying:
"I had this jar that I would collect dollars – in fact, we were so poor, it would have been cents. So I probably had 19 cents to go towards this surgery that I didn't really know a lot about. I think I had seen like a daytime documentary, probably something on Oprah and I was like, 'That's what I'm going to do.' And so I started saving from probably the age of 5."
She came out at 12 years old, and by the time she was in her mid-teens, she decided to scrap the entire idea and just own who she is. She explains:
"When I got to 15 was when I kind of decided to get more into my body, and I shaved my head, and my mom was just like, 'I don't know what's going on right now, but if you are happy, then do it.' And I decided to change the way that I dressed and talked and realized that I didn't want to transition, I just wanted to be more comfortable in my own skin."
We're really glad that Ruby has embraced her identity and is happy with exactly who she is!
[Image via Michael Wright/WENN.]
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