Ruby Rose and Justin Bieber's lookalike history: A timeline of comparisons
Even before Netflix announced Ruby Rose would be joining the cast of Orange Is the New Black for season 3, the Internet began to notice the physical similarities between her and Justin Bieber. They each poked fun at the comparisons, which continued for over a year before the two met in person.
During a Wednesday night appearance on Conan, Rose even flipped the switch on the never-ending Bieber comments. In honor of Rose’s lighthearted attempt to stop being considered a Bieber dopplegänger, allow us to take you through the highlights of the Ruby Rose-Justin Bieber saga:
April 9, 2014: Rose admits she’s been mistaken for Bieber before while in Beverly Hills. A sentiment she discusses again with Vanity Fair in June 2015.
May 27, 2014: Following Sydney Confidential’s comparison of Ruby Rose to Justin Bieber, the actress-model-DJ responded on Twitter saying she’s been “dressing like a [lesbian]” for much longer than the Biebs.
Jan. 6, 2015: Rose announces she’ll be joining the cast of OITNB as Stella Carlin in season 3.
April 3, 2015: On Instagram, Rose refers to herself and Bieber as “bosom buddies.”
June 18, 2015: Rose and the “Baby” singer exchange tweets after the OITNB star shares a photo of herself playing a piano decorated with Bieber plates.
June 20, 2015: The lookalikes meet for the first time — in Vegas!
July 27, 2015: Rose shares an Instagram pic of herself dining with Bieber and Shots CEO John Shahidi.
July 31, 2015: Rose posted a photo promoting Bieber’s upcoming single “What Do You Mean.”
Aug. 12, 2015: When asked about looking like Bieber on Conan, Rose tells the late night host: “I hear that he gets asked a lot if he is Ruby Rose. And it must be very frustrating for him.”
Oct. 25, 2015: The doppelgangers wear matching red outfits at MTV’s EMAs. “I feel like you copied me,” Bieber told Rose.