Ruby Rose might be better known for her musical and romantic conquests than for coming second in the Girlfriend model search a decade ago, but she’s about to be thrust back into the industry that first found her both fame and her future short-lived fiancé.
Ruby announced via Twitter on September 14 that she had signed with leading overseas modelling agencies Next (New York) and Storm (London), not failing to mention that she’s now just casually on the books with Lana Del Rey and Cindy Crawford.
At the relatively ripe old age of 26, Ruby has scored a plethora of modelling gigs since the 2002 Girlfriend model search. Since then she’s been unwavering in her mission to become one of the most recognisable faces on Australian television, taking a break from the modelling business to compete for a gig as an MTV VJ. As part of the competition she underwent evaluations of fame-worthiness that make Tyra tests look as challenging as basic arithmetic, on one occasion downing 100 shots of beer in 100 minutes against Jackass’ Bam Margera and on another kissing strangers on a busy Sydney street.
Comparatively, modelling, even on behalf of two of the biggest names in the business, shouldn’t prove too much of a challenge for Ruby. She’s already taken it off for Maxim to implicitly voice her disapproval of fur being used in fashion, and since moving to L.A. has been named the new face of Maybelline. She’s also currently in the process of filming a low-budget Aussie feature film alongside none other than Christina Ricci, which is due out in 2013. Good thing hers is a face you can’t get sick of, ‘cause it’s about to be everywhere.
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