Why Ruby Rose is Glad She Didn’t Have Gender Reassignment Surgery

Orange is the New Black actress Ruby Rose has been open about the struggles she’s faced with her sexuality and gender growing up. But now she’s come to terms with her identity and is grateful she never went through with gender reassignment surgery.

Speaking with The Edit, the OITNB star explained,

“All I wanted was a boy’s name growing up – Charlie, Billie, Max, Frankie. You just know my mum wanted a girly girl princess!”

She added,

“Everyone had Barbies; I had ninja turtles and Superman… I was crazy about Archie comics. I played footie with the boys. I’m a woman… I want to have babies one day, so I’m glad I didn’t make changes earlier in my life.”

Now she says she wants to be the role model she “wished was around when I was growing up.”

We’re so glad that Rose has come into her own because she’s awesome! And we wouldn’t want her any other way. ?

Rose is set to hit the big screen in Pitch Perfect 3.


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