Ruby Rose becomes overnight sensation thanks to OITNB season 3 role as Stella Carlin

Stella Carlin is in the midst of a love triangle in Litchfield

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Ruby Rose appears to have become the "lust object" of not only Alex and Piper but the entire internet in the wake of Orange Is The New Black season 3's arrival on Netflix.

Her androgynous good looks and playful performance as new inmate Stella has sent fans into paroxysms, with the actress trending within hours of the new season dropping.

"Woke up trending on Twitter and I haven't seen the show yet got me feeling realllllll vulnerable right now!" she tweeted. "Hope you're all loving the show."


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[Semi-spoilers] Her character Stella quickly becomes close with Piper in Litchfield prison in the new season, vying for her affections with Alex Vause.

Though Elle magazine described her as a "lust object" (for obvious reasons) in the show, the TV presenter-cum-actress is much more than that.

She has campaigned for openness about mental health, serving as a youth ambassador for Headspace, and has also used her platform to talk about bullying and animal warfare. Each year she travels to Laos and Africa to volunteer.

Rose came out as lesbian when she was 12, suffering verbal physical abuse from her peers so severe that she required hospitalisation at 16.

She went on to star in this powerful video about gender fluidity which has been viewed over 3 million times on YouTube.

"I am very gender fluid and feel more like I wake up every day sort of gender neutral," she previously said.

Until now her TV work has mostly revolved around presenting in her native Australia, but OITNB will certainly prove a breakthrough role.

Rose is likely to return for season 3, and film roles surely beckon.