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Ruby Rose
Born March 20, 1986 (1986-03-20) (age 23)
Occupation Television Presenter
Known for The 7PM Project
MTV Australia

Ruby Rose Langenheim (born March 20, 1986), better known as Ruby Rose, is an Australian model and MTV VJ.


Early life

Rose was born to Katia Langenheim,[1] a 20-year-old single mother and artist, who she now describes as one of her role-models.[2] As a young child, she travelled frequently, living in rural Victoria, Tasmania and Surfers Paradise before finally settling in Melbourne.[3] As a teenager, she attended University High School.[4] Ruby is the god-daughter of Lionel Rose and the great-granddaughter of Alec Campbell, the last surviving Battle of Gallipoli soldier.[5]


Rose first gained fame by joining the Girlfriend model search in 2002, which she came in second to Catherine McNeil.[5]



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.[5] 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.[5] Rose has stated that she wanted to be a musician rather than an MTV VJ, however she cannot play any instruments."[5] 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".[5] 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.[6] She also travelled to Kenya to "highlight ... [the] amazing work" done by Global Vision International.[3] She appeared on the first episode of Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation, representing Generation Y alongside comedian Josh Thomas.[7]

She appeared in the episode "Media Virgins", of Australia's Next Top Model, acting as a guest judge.[8] She also worked as a correspondent for the finale of Australia's Next Top Model.[9]

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.[10]

Ultimate School Musical: Fame

In October 2009 it was announced that FOX8 has picked up the rights to UK format Ultimate School Musical, which sees features ordinary teenagers from a school attempting to put on a music production to a professional standard in just six weeks.

The Australian version will be produced by FremantleMedia Australia with Ruby Rose as host, to air in 2010.


She was selected in 2008 to act in upcoming Australian comedy film, Suite for Fleur.[11][12]

Personal life

Rose came out as a lesbian when she was 12.[13][14] As a teenager, she suffered from verbal taunts and physical abuse from her schoolmates due to her sexuality,[15] even requiring hospitalisation once when she was 16.[16] In 2008, she was chosen as one of the "25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians" by Same Same, an Australian online gay and lesbian community.[17]

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.[18] However, Rose denied this in a live blog, stating that the two are "really good mates".[13]

In 2009, she was seen kissing Catherine McNeil, an Australian model, during a pool party in Los Angeles.[19][20]

In 2010 she is reported to have become engaged to Catherine McNeil[21] Rose is also known for her extensvie tattoo collection on her body.[22]


  1. ^ "MTV star Ruby Rose's dark past". The Herald Sun. May 24, 2009.,21985,25528021-5006024,00.html. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  2. ^ Christian Taylor (2008). "Ruby Rose". Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  3. ^ a b Lady Lex (January 21, 2009). "Ruby Rose: A rose by any other name...". inthemix. Retrieved 2009-05-02. 
  4. ^ "Ruby Rose Bashed, Hospitalised After Bullying". April 27, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f AAP (November 23, 2007). "Ruby Rose scores shot at as VJ".,23663,22807312-10388,00.html. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 
  6. ^ "Ruby Rose wins top ASTRA awards for role as MTV VJ". The Herald Sun. April 21, 2009.,21985,25363543-5006022,00.html. Retrieved 2009-05-02. 
  7. ^ Graeme Blundell (May 2, 2009). "Laughs across the ages". The Australian.,25197,25399838-5010800,00.html. Retrieved 2009-05-02. 
  8. ^ "Media Virgins". Australia's Next Top Model. FOX8. 2009-06-09.
  9. ^ "Live Finale". Australia's Next Top Model. FOX8. 2009-07-07.
  10. ^ David Knox. "The 7pm Project: it’s official". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  11. ^ The Daily Telegraph (June 27, 2008). "Gay stance wins Ruby Rose a role inj Australian comedy". The Australian News.,25197,23928392-5006002,00.html. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  12. ^ Christian Taylor (June 27, 2008). "Ruby Rose Steams Up The Big Screen". Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  13. ^ a b "Ruby Rose - live blog". March 28, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 
  14. ^ Shoba Rao and Tim Artlett (March 28, 2008). "MTV VJ Ruby Rose: 'I came out at 12', let me get on with work".,22049,23445322-5001021,00.html. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 
  15. ^ "MTV presenter Ruby Rose talks about perils of lesbian love". The Herald Sun. May 2, 2009.,21985,23633222-5012974,00.html. Retrieved 2009-05-02. 
  16. ^ Michelle Lolo (April 26, 2009). "Ruby was bashed by classmates".,23836,25388009-5012980,00.html. Retrieved 2009-05-02. 
  17. ^ "Influential gays and lesbians". The Daily Telegraph. December 17, 2008.,22049,24812120-5006002,00.html. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  18. ^ "Veronicas twin gets kiss from a Rose (again)". fox 101.9. April 30, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 
  19. ^,22606,25568069-5012985,00.html?from=public_rss
  20. ^ Has Ruby Rose popped the question? - Sydney Confidential, 19 August 2009
  21. ^
  22. ^ Ruby Rose adds to her tattoo body artwork (24 April 2009). The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved on 14 March 2010

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