Last May, words spread around of the alleged 14 contestants for Season 6 of the reality TV show, Asia’s Next Top Model and our homegirl Indian beauty, Rubini Sambanthan (@rubinirubi) was on the list! But nothing was official yet as the news didn’t come from AsNTM.
Fast forward to today, Rubini revealed the first official photo of herself as the Malaysian contestant for cycle 6 of AsNTM on her Instagram. Jokingly she captioned the photo “Yo found my doppelgänger! Lol kidding.”. She continued, “This opportunity return to me after three cycles and honestly when I was scouted by the team I was probably in the darkest phase of my life. Probably the hardest decision I made at that period. But I’m glad they found me and here I am in ASNTM6 Representing MALAYSIA ????????. Stay Tuned and lock down 22 August 2018 it’s the premiere.”
The 27-year-old is no stranger to the Malaysian fashion scene. She’s been on the magazine covers, walked down numerous fashion runways, she was Miss International Malaysia in 2014, and now she’s got contestant of AsNTM under her belt following the footsteps of her fellow Malaysian models, Sheena Liam, Tuti, Syikin Gomez, and Alicia Amin.
On the official website of the show, Rubini is said to be the oldest member in the competition. It was also mentioned that she’s a passionate advocate for mental illness due to the passing of her brother recently and she ‘wants to inspire others who have been through tough times’.
For sure, we’ll be rooting for her to win and here are some photos of her slayin’ in the modeling world proving her spot in AsNTM.
Checkout Rubini and all the other 13 models in the running to become Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 6, premiering August 22nd, Wednesday 9pm on FOX Life. In the meantime here’s a look at the first teaser.