This week’s “Asia’s Next Top Model” cycle 6 episode 4 was a tough one to watch for Malaysian fans. Many (including us) were sad to see Rubini Sambanthan get the chop from the judges.
Numerous fans took to social media to convey their sadness and best wishes to the Malaysian beauty. One of them happened to be fellow “Asia’s Next Top Model” alumni, Alicia Amin.
In her Instagram story, the “Alamatnya Cinta” actress talked about Rubini’s elimination from the reality competition. “Last night, Rubini got eliminated from ‘Asia’s Next Top Model’ but I think the whole lot of us who got eliminated in our seasons can tell you that it’s not the end. If anything, it’s the beginning. You’re awesome Rubini. We love you,” said Alicia.
In episode 4, the contestants were asked to pair up for a boxing photoshoot. Unfortunately, the judges felt that Rubini’s photo wasn’t up to par. Despite the disappointing outcome, the 27-year-old model held her head high and left on a positive note. She also took to Instagram to share a heartfelt post on why she joined “Top Model” in the first place.
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It’s my Elimination today, I have sincerely given my heart and soul through out my time there and honestly I proud that I stayed true to my self. Being professional during the photo shoot was crucial to me, no matter how tired, how sick or stressed I was I dint give up. When I was asked to be part of this cycle, I was at the lowest point of my life, losing my brother due to depression took my soul away. I am not sure being apart of the competition was the right decision I made, but I had always wanted to share my story to all the girls out there, I wanna let them know that girls like us can do it too. My late bro had always wanted me to be in this show and knowing he won’t be able to watch it with me breaks my heart. I left my parents during the painful days to be in this competition to inspire YOU out there to never end your dreams just because you think its hard to achieve. To My Malaysian Friends, I have given my best and I have kept my self with Pride and Dignity and that’s what I want we Malaysians to be looked as. To my LOUD GIRLS ROOM, THANK YOU For giving me the shoulder to lean on and lifting me up whenever I fall to my dark hole @pimbubear @jesslyn_limm @dsloz @jachmanere Thank you @asntm @cindysirinya @yutsai88 And baby girl @yihansi you know I love you.
Alicia Amin addressing Rubini's elimination. pic.twitter.com/xRCnJ529Ap
— Hype Malaysia (@HypeMY) September 14, 2018
Who else are you rooting for in the competition? Our money is now on Beauty and Pim to make it to the finals.