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Ruby Rose biography

Date of birth : 1986-03-20
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Victoria, Tasmania
Nationality : Australian
Category : Famous Figures
Last modified : 2011-01-14
Credited as : Model and VJ, ,

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Ruby Rose Langenheim, born Katia Langenheim, better known as Ruby Rose, is an Australian model and MTV VJ.

Rose first gained fame by joining the Girlfriend model search in 2002, which she came in second to Catherine McNeil, to whom she was later engaged to be married. They have since broken up .


In order to land her gig as an MTV VJ in Australia, she competed against 2000 other hopefuls in a three-week national search, as former VJ Lyndsey Rodrigues moved to the United States to co-host TRL. As part of the competition, she downed 100 shots of beer in 100 minutes against Jackass' Bam Margera, and kissed strangers on a busy Sydney street. Rose has stated that she wanted to be a musician rather than an MTV VJ, however she cannot play any instruments." However, she enjoys her job as VJ compared to her previous job as a model. "Being a model there is always something they want to change. Whether they want someone a little bit skinnier, a little bit taller, a little bit prettier, but MTV want you to be yourself ... not censoring anything and not conforming to anything". Ironically, around the same time Rose won the search, MTV Australia axed most of its music-based programming, so Rose's actual on-air time has been reduced to short filler segments between shows such as The Hills and Pimp My Ride.

In 2009, Rose won the ASTRA Award for Favourite Female Personality. She also travelled to Kenya to "highlight ... [the] amazing work" done by Global Vision International. She appeared on the first episode of Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation, representing Generation Y alongside comedian Josh Thomas.

She appeared in the episode "Media Virgins", of Australia's Next Top Model, acting as a guest judge. She also worked as a correspondent for the finale of Australia's Next Top Model.

From July 2009, Rose along with Dave Hughes, Charlie Pickering, Carrie Bickmore and James Mathison host The 7pm Project, an Australian television news talk show produced by Roving Enterprises which airs weeknights on Network Ten. She left the program to pursue her own hosting projects.

In 2010 Ruby Rose collaborated with the Australian fashion label Milk and Honey to design a capsule fashion line, which embodies her unique style and personality. The collection named Milk and Honey Designed by Ruby Rose includes washed jeans, leather jackets and t-shirts with unique designs. The newly created clothing line is available in selected retailers in Australia .


Rose came out as a lesbian when she was 12. As a teenager, she suffered from verbal taunts and physical abuse from her schoolmates due to her sexuality, even requiring hospitalisation once when she was 16. In 2008 and 2009, she was chosen as one of the "25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians" by Same Same, an Australian online gay and lesbian community.

In 2008, she was rumoured to be in a relationship with Jessica Origliasso from The Veronicas as the two had been seen kissing and holding hands. However, Rose denied this in a live blog, stating that the two are "really good mates". She has also been in a relationship with ANTM contestant Lola Van Vorst and was also briefly engaged to Sydney Chadwick model Lyndsey Anne McMillan. They had planned to tie the knot in Canada but broke up in late 2009.

In late 2009, after breaking up with Lyndsey Anne, she was seen kissing Catherine McNeil, an Australian supermodel, during a pool party in Los Angeles. In 2010 she is reported to have become engaged to Catherine McNeil. However the couple called off the engagement on 2nd July 2010.

Rose is also known for her extensive tattoo collection on her body.

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