The so-called 'World's Hottest Scientist' has revealed a little secret – she doesn't actually like being called that.
Stunning wildlife expert, geoscientist, photographer and master diver Rosie Moore has earned herself a huge following on Instagram for her fascinating posts with animals including snakes and sharks.
The 26-year-old also turned her hand to modelling and soon earned her flattering moniker. However, in a chat on the Juggernaut podcast, she told the host she was a little "traumatised" by the label.
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"I feel like when the internet is in your favour, it's in your favour. But when it switches it's like a tide," she said, stating that the focus on her looks brought extra pressure.
"I was trying to lean heavy into the 'serious scientist' thing, so it was weird that it switched on me like that," she explained.
However, Rosie said that she only received "a handful of negative comments" from social media users, and managed to dodge a backlash from the scientific community too.
"I woke up in a full panic attack for like months straight with all this new attention, just waiting to see what people would say, waiting for them to come at me," the sharks and reptiles expert said.
She said the reactions to her vary based on the headline from different publications. Rosie said that the New York Post dubbed her the world's hottest scientist, and 'made it seem' like she said it herself.
"I was traumatised, it literally sounds like I'm the one saying that and that makes me seem terrible. The bad comments I got were from that article mostly," she said.
She then joked that she is indeed the hottest geoscientist "because we don't know any other ones."
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Rosie added that her "phone was going crazy" the week she was dubbed her the hottest.
"That was really cool, it went viral viral," saying that the best DMs she received were from women and girls from smaller countries than the US inspired to go into science because of her.
"As bad as the internet can be, there were times I was like 'this is the coolest thing that's ever happened to me'."
Moore works in the public sector for the city of Delray on Florida’s southeast coast in the water resource management industry.
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