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Ruby Rose named GQ's Woman of the Year in Oz

2015-11-11 14:05

Los Angeles - Ruby Rose has been named Australian GQ's Woman of the Year.

The Orange is the New Black star - who shot to fame after landing the role of inmate Stella in the Netflix series - picked up her remarkable prize at the GQ Men of the Year Awards, held at Merivale's Ivy Ballroom, in Sydney.

No Words… Thank you @gqaustralia #GQMOTY

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However, the Australian beauty - who moved to America to become an actress after working as a model and MTV presenter in her native country - has "mixed feelings" about her award because she feels no one supported her journey until she became a household name around the globe.

She said: "I have mixed feelings about that, because I really think that people underestimate you.

"There are so many talented people who worked really hard within Australia, they work their butt off and they don't get the credit that they deserve and they don't get the awards that they should get, and they don't get the magazine covers they deserve because we wait as a country, we wait for them to make it big overseas and I don't necessarily agree with that."

GQ woman of the year. I feel so honored.

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However, Ruby has admitted she's been left overwhelmed by the support she's received from her Australian fans and is enjoying the "tumultuous ride".

She added to "I've had this huge resurgence in Australia and I love that and I love people loving me here again, because it's been a tumultuous ride."

Other stars to walk away with a prize from the GQ Men of the Year Awards Down Under included David Gandy, who was honoured as International Man of Style, Jai Courtney was named Actor of the Year and The Madden Brothers picked up Duo of the Year.

Cody Simpson was also in attendance to pick up his International Sensation gong.

Here is the full list of the 2015 Australian GQ Men of the Year Awards winners:

International Man of Style - David Gandy
International Sensation - Cody Simpson
Woman of the Year - Ruby Rose
Sporting Legend - Michael Clarke
Actor of the Year - Jai Courtney
Man of Chivalry - David Pocock
Man of Style - Jordan Barrett
Breakthrough Actor - Ryan Corr
Musician of the Year - Daniel Johns
Breakthrough Solo Artist - Troye Sivan
Sportsman of the Year - Mick Fanning
Duo of the Year - The Madden Brothers
Chef of the Year - Guillaume Brahimi
Entrepreneur of the Year - Justin Hemmes
Media Personality of the Year - Waleed Aly
Artist of the Year - Myuran Sukumaran
Menswear Designer of the Year - Patrick Johnson

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