We had the good fortune of connecting with Yvonne Rubio and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Yvonne, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
For me risk is something huge because it could be the best decision you ever made or the worst decision you ever made. Risk has taught me a lot in life because growing up in a household where you’re expected to be a lawyer, doctor, engineer, or a job that earns you a lot of money so you’re financially stable. And you know the risk i took from going to college is that i didn’t want to be any of those things, I chose theatre, performing has been my most favorite things since i can remember and telling my parents about my major was hard because either i was going to be supported all the way no matter what knowing that i’m happy doing what i want to do OR it goes downhill where i would be forced to something else instead of theatre. Luckily my parents where ok with it, it took sometime but once i showed my parents what i would be able to do with my degree they felt relieved and happy knowing that i’ll be ok. My family are my biggest supporters in what i do, no matter what. I’m happy i took the risk.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Growing up I always wanted to do acting to be on stage but since it wasn’t that big to be very involved i had been signed up to dance and i loved it as well since it wasn’t the normal dance class. I had decided to dance ballet folklorico and til present day i still dance it. I have been given opportunities to audition for talent agencies that wanted to represent me but sadly i wasn’t able to for reasons of being in school and continuing on studying. But that didn’t stop me from acting, in middle school I was in 2 musicals which were fun but wanted to do more. In high school I became more invested in theatre but i was caught up with having to study but i always managed to sneak in and help the theatre department or perform in their shows it was the most fun that i had. I was also given the opportunity again to be represented by a talent agency when i was 17 but again i wasn’t able to for having to go to school. Was i sad? yes but that still hasn’t let me give up. i have learned that life takes crazy turns some moments may be for you and other times they aren’t it’s taught me to be patient, and work hard because anything can happen. Having the motivation and drive towards your dream is the most powerful thing you can have.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am from the Inland Empire but when friends visit California for the first time I take them to In n out, Downtown Disney, Santa Monica, Hollywood Blvd, Universal Citywalk, and Natural history museum. My family and i love to go to new places to visit or new places to eat so taking friends out on a trip would be super long. I enjoy going to the grand central market for the food and angels flight because at the top it just feels peaceful and feels like a scene in a movie in a way. Going to Santa Monica when it’s sunset is so pretty. And going to the Griffith Observatory i absolutely love going there just to see stars, the view of LA, and learning about planets. I’m a very big day dreamer so a lot of places that i’ve been too give off a vibe from a movie scene which i think is good in away so it can people a visual or a feeling to enjoy the moment.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There’s so many i’d shoutout and thank to, firstly my family because without them i probably wouldn’t even know what i’d be doing now, and my friends because they’ve been there for me since senior year of high school.
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Self Portraits Yvonne Rubio, Folklorico picture (orange dress) Dennis Thorpe