“GQ Woman of the Year” Ruby Rose, who skyrocketed to fame after she appeared in eight episodes of the American comedy-drama “Orange is the New Black” as Stella Carlin, has become the talk of town after she revealed the reason for leaving Australia. The 29-year-old Australian model-turned-actor said that she is unsure of her sudden popularity in Australia after her overseas success.

“I have mixed feelings about that, because I really think that people underestimate you,” Rose said to news.com.au at the GQ Awards last week at Sydney.

Rose came back to Australia after eight months to receive the GQ Australia “Woman of the Year” award held at the Merivale Ivy Ballroom. She attended the ceremony last Tuesday with her fiancée Phoebe Dahl and mother Katia Langenheim. Ruby was the only woman to receive the award that night, according to Huffington Post.

When asked why she left her homeland, the actress replied, “I think people were sick of me... I think maybe in that regard I should have done things differently in my career because I was everywhere. But at the same time, when you’re getting those opportunities and that’s your dream to do that job, it’s really hard to say no, so my relationship when I left was like ‘oh my god, they hate me.’"

However, Ruby did express how grateful she was in receiving this award on Instagram.


No Words… Thank you @gqaustralia #GQMOTY

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Rose will also be featured on the front cover of GQ’s five collector edition December issue along with Cody Simpson, Jai Courtney, Michael Clarke and David Gandy.

Ruby’s fiancée, Phoebe Dahl, who is a fashion designer by profession, is using this trip to Australia to find out about her lover’s roots.

Prior to announcing her engagement to Phoebe--granddaughter of Roald Dahl, Ruby openly admitted that she is a lesbian. However, after the release of “Break Free” in July, she described herself as gender fluid. She is regarded as a hero to those struggling with sexuality. Ruby hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards in October.

Source: YouTube/Ruby Rose

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