We adore Ruby Rose.
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 ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ 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.]