Meet Rubina Dyan, artist & supermodel

RUBINA HAS ALWAYS BEEN CREATIVE AS A CHILD. SHE WOULD DRAW IN THE FOUR CORNERS OF HER ROOM AND JUST BE IN HER OWN WORLD. AND AS SHE GREW UP, ART HAS BECOME A CONSTANT IN HER LIFE. THEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME A MODEL CAME HER WAY TOO.

RUBINA DYAN WAS BORN IN YEREVAN, ARMENIA, AND RAISED IN BARCELONA, SPAIN. SHE IS A SELF-TAUGHT ARTIST WHO FOUND HER PASSION FOR ART AT A VERY EARLY AGE. SHE DEVELOPED HER CRAFT OVER THE YEARS AS SHE MOVED FROM BARCELONA TO LOS ANGELES, AND LATER TO NEW YORK CITY, WHERE SHE IS CURRENTLY BASED AS A MODEL.

IN THIS EPISODE, RUBINA SHARES WITH US HER AMAZING JOURNEY AS AN ARTIST AND AS A SUPERMODEL. HOW SHE WAS ABLE TO INTEGRATE ART INTO THE FASHION WORLD. HOW SHE OVERCAME STRUGGLES. AND HOW SHE FOUND HER PASSION IN HELPING OTHERS. RUBINA REPRESENTS WHAT A YOUNG WOMAN OF TODAY SHOULD BE, EMPOWERED AND AN ADVOCATE OF REAL CHANGE.

in this episode:

[02:45] RUBINA WAS BORN IN ARMENIA BUT SPENT HER CHILDHOOD IN BARCELONA, SPAIN.

[06:55] AS A CHILD, SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN CREATIVE. SHE FOUND HER PASSION IN DRAWING, AND FURTHER DEVELOPED THAT BY BEING SURROUNDED WITH OTHER CREATIVES IN HER SCHOOL.

[10:00] EDUCATION WAS DIFFERENT IN SPAIN AND AMERICA.

[13:54] LIVING IN AMERICA MADE RUBINA GOAL FOCUSED AND CLEAR ABOUT THE PATH SHE WANTED TO TAKE.

[17:31] ALLOW YOURSELF MORE ROOM FOR FLEXIBILITY, EXPLORE YOUR PASSION, DRIVE AND PURPOSE.

[20:35] GROWING UP, HER PARENTS WERE STRICT WITH HER SOCIAL LIFE BUT WERE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF HER DREAMS.

[20:35] RUBINA’S BROTHER WAS DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM AND HER FAMILY HAD TO MOVE TO CALIFORNIA BECAUSE THE BEST AUTISM BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION SPECIALISTS WERE THERE.

[23:18] HER TRANSITION IN CALIFORNIA WASN’T EASY, SHE FELT OUT OF PLACE IN SCHOOL AND SHE DIDN’T SPEAK ENGLISH VERY WELL.

[25:03] SHE EVENTUALLY FOUND HER PEOPLE AND HAD A GREAT ENGLISH TEACHER IN HIGHSCHOOL.

[27:05] RUBINA STRUGGLED MAKING FRIENDS.

[28:28] PAINTING WAS A CONSTANT FOR HER AND SHE SOLD HER FIRST PIECE AT 17 YEARS OLD.

[29:37] RUBINA WAS SCOUTED IN A MALL BY A CASTING DIRECTOR.

[31:48] SHE EVENTUALLY BECAME A MODEL BUT DEVELOPED BODY DYSMORPHIA.

[33:18] TODAY, SHE WOULD STILL HAVE GLIMPSES OF INSECURITY BUT EMBRACES HER BODY AND HERSELF MORE.

[35:51] RUBINA TOOK UP IMMIGRATION LAW, A DREAM CLOSE TO HER HEART AND PASSIONATE ABOUT.

[37:51] HOMESCHOOLING GAVE RUBINA THE OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY AND WORK AT THE SAME TIME.

[40:06] SHE STARTED POSTING HER WORKS OF ART ON SOCIAL MEDIA, AND IT CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF CLIENTS AND COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITIES CAME TOO.

[43:01] HAVING FEAR OF NOT BEING GOOD ENOUGH.

[48:37] RUBINA ON MAKING A CHANGE, COLLABORATION WITH CHARITIES AND HAVING HER OWN ORGANIZATION SOMEDAY.

[52:07] THE FAST 5 QUESTIONS.

[57:00] BEING SENSITIVE WAS A CHARACTER SHE HAD THAT SHE DIDN’T LIKE IN THE PAST, WHICH HAS BECOME HER SUPERPOWER TODAY.

about Rubina Dyan

RUBINA DYAN WAS BORN IN 1996 IN YEREVAN, ARMENIA, AND RAISED IN BARCELONA, SPAIN. SHE IS A SELF-TAUGHT ARTIST WHO FOUND HER PASSION FOR ART AT A VERY EARLY AGE. SHE DEVELOPED HER CRAFT OVER THE YEARS AS SHE MOVED FROM BARCELONA TO LOS ANGELES, AND LATER TO NEW YORK CITY, WHERE SHE IS CURRENTLY BASED.

AT THE AGE OF 17, SHE SOLD HER VERY FIRST PAINTING, AND THANKS TO HER WORK IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY AS A MODEL, SHE BEGAN INTEGRATING HER ART INTO THE FASHION WORLD THROUGH FEATURES AND COLLABORATIONS WITH DESIGNERS AND BRANDS SUCH AS ORIGINS, TRETORN, NORDSTROM, GALORE MAGAZINE, AND MORE.

RUBINA’S STYLE IS VERSATILE YET SHE TENDS TO WORK WITH ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM AND PORTRAITURE THE MOST. SHE ALSO EXPRESSES HER CREATIVITY IN OTHER MEDIA AND FORMATS LIKE FILM PHOTOGRAPHY AND EMBROIDERY

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