Ruby Rose shares childhood photo where everyone thought she looked like Mandy Moore

Ruby Rose says she was ‘hated’ for her Mandy Moore looks (Picture: Rob Latour/Variety/REX)

She may be about to take the superhero world by storm as Batwoman, but Ruby Rose revealed that things weren’t always easy for her in a rare throwback post.

While many of the actress’ fans may know her for her fierce short hair cuts and envious bushy eyebrows, the 33-year-old revealed that she once looked more like another famous brunette movie star.

Posting a photo of a much younger looking Ruby Rose, the Hollywood star revealed that despite being compared to singer/actress Mandy Moore she still received a lot of hate.

Captioning the fresh faced picture, Ruby wrote: ‘Altho everyone at school said I looked like Mandy Moore but they also hated me so… lol.’

It’s not the first time that the Orange Is The New Black actress has spoken out about her troubling childhood, after referencing the bullying she received after coming out as a lesbian at the age of 12.

Fulfilling her dreams of becoming the role model that she wished she had growing up, the Australian star is set to take on the enormous role of Batwoman, who will also be the first LGBTQ+ superhero.

Ruby Rose looked so different (Picture: rubyrose/Instagram)
Ruby used to be compared to Mandy Moore (Picture: Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Sharing her joy at landing the pivotal role with her Instagram followers, she posted: ‘The Bat is out of the bag and I am beyond thrilled and honored. I’m also an emotional wreck.. because this is a childhood dream.

‘This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community who never felt represented on tv and felt alone and different. Thank you everyone. Thank you god.

Ruby is set to play Kate Kane, aka Batwoman, on The CW series, who is described as ‘an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out [Gotham’s] criminal resurgence’.

Ruby achieved worldwide fame when she starred as Stella Carlin in series three of Orange Is The New Black, and went on to appear in Pitch Perfect 3, xXx: Return Of Xander Cage and John Wick: Chapter 2. She currently is starring alongside Jason Statham in The Meg.

But despite her list of growing accolades as a self identified gender fluid person in Hollywood, Ruby still thinks that we have a long way to go until full acceptance.

Ruby Rose will become the first LGBTQ+ superhero in her role as Batwoman (Picture: Jsquared Photography/CW)

Speaking to the Television Critics Association, she said that social media has amplified homophobic bullying and has put ‘a lot of pressure’ on young people.

‘Do I think if I were in high school right now, life would be easier?’ she pondered reflecting back on her own childhood coming out, ‘No. Social media is terrifying.

‘I do think we’re coming a long way in acceptance,’ she said, adding: ‘In a way, social media is great because you can find communities. You can find people that are like yourself, you can find people who will help support you.’

However, the negative effects and opportunities for bullying made easier by the internet were something Ruby couldn’t overstate.

‘At the same time, it’s a whole portal of people being able to attack you when you’re in your bedroom at home,’ she said.

‘When I was home, I was safe, [but] now, I feel there’s a lot of pressure on kids.’

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