'OITNB' Star Ruby Rose With McLaren Formula One Drivers Heikki Kovalainen, Lewis Hamilton
McLaren Formula One drivers Heikki Kovalainen (L) of Finland and Lewis Hamilton (R) of Britain joke with Australian entertainment personality Ruby Rose after a pit stop practice session at the Australian F1 Grand Prix in Melbourne March 28, 2009. Reuters/Daniel Munoz

Ruby Rose may be one of the hottest “gender-fluid” stars on TV these days, and a full advocate of living free according to one’s identity, but she has no plans of getting gender confirmation surgery. The “Orange is the New Black” actress shared that for her, it is already unnecessary to feeling free.

Speaking with Access Hollywood, the star talked about her gender fluidity and her take on having a gender confirmation surgery. She shared that when she was a child, she saved up for the big surgery but decided against it when she got older. This was not easy to do because they were really poor then. She added that she used to slick back her hair just so she can look like a boy.

Later on, she realized that she was just conforming to society’s ideas and standards on gender and found that she actually does not need to look a certain way. This is why she does not think she needs to undergo surgery anymore. It wasn't until much later in life that I realized I could do both and be androgynous and not have to necessarily be womanly based on what I thought society expected of me," Rose explained. "Nor did I sort of need to transition into a man to be able to have this freedom that I feel today,” she added.

On the same interview, she shared that her mom supported her all the way. She explained that her mother told her that she might not really understand the whole gamut of what Rose was going through as a transgender, but she would be supportive as long as Rose is happy. The actress shared that along the way, she found that she does not want to “transition.” Instead, she just wanted to be comfortable with her own skin.

Last month, she shared on an interview with Elle magazine that it is her constant daily struggle not to succumb to what society dictates should do and should be because she was born a certain way. She added that only a person would know what he or she is born to be, and to strive hard to be that person.

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