From Australia, Ruby Rose moved around a lot as a child with her 20-year-old single mom. Rose entered the model competition Girlfriend in 2002 and came in 2nd. Later, she competed to become a VJ for MTV in Australia and acted as a guest judge on Australia’s Next Top Model. Rose has hosted other venues including the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards. She found small roles in tv and film, and her breakout came in 2015 in the 3rd season of Orange Is the New Black. In 2018, she was cast as Batwoman but only stayed for 1 season. She is a brand ambassador for JVC, Urban Decay cosmetics and Maybelline. She has collaborated on various fashion lines including Milk and Honey and Phoebe Dahl. Rose is openly gay and calls herself ‘gender fluid.’ She supports several charities, including PETA, and she volunteers in Laos and Africa every year. Rose has millions of followers on social media. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 110 lbs.
Ruby Rose’s Diet
Rose is a vegan, which means she doesn’t eat any animal protein or any by-products that come from animals. She eats this way in part because she loves animals and also for her health and concern for the environment. Other celebrities who embrace the vegan lifestyle include Ariana Grande, Ellen DeGeneres, Miley Cyrus, Woody Harrelson and Joachim Phoenix. Eating vegan doesn’t mean a no-fun diet. Rose enjoys a daily cup of coffee and chocolate. She says quitting drinking was a real turning point for her health and her career.
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For the Love of Animals
Rose eats only plant-based foods and eats plenty of fresh veggies and fruit every day.
Rose hates the idea of dieting, and if she overindulges once in a while, she makes up for it by working out extra-hard.
Don’t Skimp on Protein
Although Rose does not eat protein from conventional sources, she still makes a point to get plenty of protein in her diet in the form of meatless burgers, egg substitute and non-dairy yogurt. She also won’t say no to a vegan protein shake.
Convert Your Friends
What to Eat
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Chocolate (in moderation)
What to Avoid
Animal by Products
Rose on Veganism
‘May I suggest turning vegan or at least vegetarian? We can be the change.’
Rose on her MTV Diet
‘I was drinking, never sleeping enough, eating really terrible food. I was stressed out.’
Rose on Mental Health
‘I’ve struggled with mental health my entire life.’
Rose on Alcohol Abuse
‘Everything changed when I quit drinking. I got more opportunities, I felt healthier, my body was better, my brain was better, my relationships were better.’
Ruby Rose’s Fitness Routine
Rose lifts weights regularly, and not the little pink rubberized kind.
Before making it in tv, Rose was an amateur boxer and won a match after only 3 months of training.
Work Those Abs
Rose’s chiseled abs take work. She concentrates on her core by doing tons of crunches every day, and she isn’t shy about showing it off.
Serious Martial Artist
Rose has studied at the Shaolin Temple LA under the Venerable Abbot Shi Yan Fan, a 34th generation Shaolin warrior monk.
Rose works out at least 5 days a week, and sometimes more. When she was training to be a boxer, she would spend 2-3 hours a day at the gym.
Mix It Up
Rose does a wide variety of exercise. She hikes and bikes, plays soccer, lifts weights and does combat training to keep herself in peak form.
At the Shaolin temple, Rose was able to take a variety of lessons, from kung fu and weapons training to tai chi and philosophy.
A Ruby Rose Abs Routine
Using sliders (or paper plates) under your feet, do 3 sets of the following:
Mountain climbers: 30 reps
Scissors: 20 reps
Frogs: 10 reps
Rose on Sit-ups
‘Life is better after 300 sit-ups.’
Rose on Hitting the Gym
‘I get so much out of going to the gym. I love how it makes me feel when I’ve finished a good workout. The endorphins and having that rush through my body, I get such a kick out of that. It fires me up.’
Rose on the Mind-body Connection
‘I love to meditate.’
Ruby Rose’s Supplements
Rose takes vitamin injections that are popular among the Hollywood set, including such luminaries as Rihanna, Madonna and Simon Cowell. Rose takes vitamin B-complex which important because she is a vegan. Other popular vitamin shots include vitamin C, glutathione and biotin. Vitamin injections may be trendy, but taking them the old-fashioned way work fine too.
Rose is keeping any other supplements she may take close to her chiseled abs, but vegans need to pay special attention to certain nutrients, including vitamin B12 which is not readily available from plant-based foods.
Even though vitamin D can be obtained through exposure to sunshine, many people do not get enough this way. Vitamin D is essential for immune function, to help the body absorb other vitamins and minerals and used by your brain, heart and thyroid.
Rose consumes much of her nutrition through food, but she will drink a protein shake. On a vegan diet, it’s important to not neglect the importance of protein.
Another essential nutrient that can be hard to get through a vegan diet is omega-3s but vegan omega-3s are available. They’re made from algae, and supplementing can help reduce the risk of depression, along with inflammation in the body.
Vitamin K1 and K2
Vitamin K1 is found in leafy greens but vitamin K2 comes mostly from egg yolks and in some fermented foods. K2 is essential for strong bones and heart health.
Taking zinc can help make the omega-3s more available for use and also improve immunity. St. John’s Wort and saffron can help in the case of mild depression while folate can boost the performance of anti-depressant medication. As with any serious illness, you should not stop taking any prescription medication without discussing it with your physician first.
Ruby Rose’s Lifestyle
Rose came out as a lesbian when she was 12. But she resists being called a ‘lesbian actor.’ She says she’s simply an actor who happens to be gay.
Rose has openly shared about her mental health struggles. She was sexually and physically abused and bullied as a child, and attempted suicide whens he was 12. She has bipolar disorder and checked herself into rehab in 2013.
Rose works with the animal charity PETA and has posed for their ‘I’d rather go naked than wear fur’ campaign. She also advocates for youth mental health and against bullying.
Rose suffered a serious spinal injury performing a stunt for Batwoman and needed emergency surgery.
Rose’s godfather is the Australian indigenous boxer, Lionel Rose. Her great-grandfather was Alec Campbell, the last surviving Australian soldier of the Battle of Gallipoli.
Rose on Gender
‘For the most part, I definitely don’t identify as any gender…I’m somewhere in the middle, which, in my perfect imagination, is like having the best of both sexes.’
Rose on Therapy
‘I love therapy. I swear by therapy. I couldn’t exist without therapy.’
Rose on her Skin
‘My mom has really great skin; my dad has really good skin. I don’t feel like I have to do a lot of work in regards to that.’
Rose on her Mother
‘My mom is a painter and an artist…I think she has really good style…just really inspiring in her own way and allowed me to find the direction I wanted to take in my life.’
Rose on her Near-Paralyzing Neck Injury
‘I wanted to talk about it because Hollywood — and the world at large, I guess — we always try to make out like everything is effortless.’
Rose on her Career
‘When I was younger, I didn’t know television presenting was a thing.’