Ruby Rose ready to party at Gladstone's first mardi gras
RUBY ROSE will DJ on Central Queensland soil next Saturday for the first Mardi Gras Gladstone has seen.
The household name has played her sets all over the world but fans will have the chance to listen to her music live at Quoin Island Retreat on March 29.
The Observer managed to catch up with Ruby for a Q&A, fresh off the plane from a trip to the US.
Q. What have you been up to lately? Is life crazy?
A. Life is always hectic, but I have learnt to balance everything and really breathe through the great moments, the average moments and the moments you wish you didn't have to go through.
Q. You are coming to Gladstone for the first Quoin Island Retreat Mardi Gras - what are your thoughts?
A. PARTAYYYYYYYYYYYYY. I am also coming newly engaged to my beautiful fiancé and so I feel even more happy to celebrate with all my amazing gays. You guys are excellent having a mardi gras party. What more could one want?
Q. What can fans expect on the night?
A. A very happy, ready-to-party, excited-to-be-home Ruby. I am so stoked to be coming and I can't wait to get everyone jumping!
Q. You've been to Gladstone before. What was your experience like?
A. It was great I have some really beautiful fans there and I was always hoping to return.
Q. What's the best part about being Ruby Rose?
A. God, I don't know. I guess that I am in a position in my life where I have had great success and great failure and yet I have come out of it and feel stronger than ever.
Q. So you do boxing, you are a DJ, you have a clothing label - how do you find time for family and yourself?
A. I prioritise. Two years ago, I didn't know anything but work. I just wanted to do it all. I left little time to recoup and even less time to be social with friends and family. I have found balance and purpose. I can work AND I can be the good daughter, good sister, good friend and good person.
Q. Is life as a celebrity what you wanted when you were younger?
A. Strangely yes, and not because I wanted money or the celebrity lifestyle, I just came from very little and I craved stability.
I also didn't know what else I could do. It seemed so natural to me, to want to entertain. After some horrendous encounters at school I also wanted to prove some people wrong and seek out some revenge by becoming someone they couldn't forget. By always being on TV, billboards, mags etc.
Q. Are you working on anything this year?
A. Philanthropy, my book and music.
Q. Anything else you might like to add?
A. Bring it on babes!