Ruby Rose Chose Not to Go Through Gender Reassignment Surgery

"Orange Is the New Black" star began saving up for the procedure at age 5.

ByABC News
July 14, 2015, 11:06 AM
Ruby Rose attends the "Orangecon" Fan Event, June 11, 2015 in New York.
Ruby Rose attends the "Orangecon" Fan Event, June 11, 2015 in New York.
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— -- "Orange Is the New Black" star Ruby Rose revealed in a recent interview that she once thought about going through with gender reassignment surgery but then decided to just be comfortable in her own skin.

"I had this jar that I would collect dollars. In fact, we were so poor it would’ve been cents. So we had, like, 19 cents to go towards this surgery that I really didn’t know a lot about," she told "Access Hollywood" last week. "I was like, 'That's what I’m going to do,' and so I started saving from probably the age of 5."

But about a decade later, Rose, 29, decided it wasn't what she wanted.

"When I got to 15 is when I kind of started to get more into my body and I shaved my head," she said. "I started to change the way that I dressed and walked, and realized that I didn’t want to transition. I just wanted to be more comfortable in my own skin."

Now, the actress is engaged to clothing designer Phoebe Dahl and revealed she's kind of "obsessed with Taylor Swift."

"I want her to be my best friend. I think I've said this so much that she probably has a restraining order on me," she told "Access Hollywood." "It is a girl crush, but that feels weird coming from a lesbian. It doesn’t make so much sense, so I feel like just saying a best-friend crush."