Ruben Rua (b.1987) is a Portuguese super model.
From Porto, Ruben started modeling in 2005 after being one of the three finalists of Elite Model Look. He has already been modeling for designers as Dolce&Gabbana, Valentino, Bottega Veneta, Walter van beirendonck, Francesco Smalto, Bally, Gazzarrini, Custo barcelona, Gianfranco Ferre, Iceberg, u-ni-ty, Qasimi, Thierry Mugler, Replay and Jean Paul Gaultier among many others.
In his homeland, Ruben showed for all the Portuguese designers in the last fifteen editions of Moda Lisboa and Portugal Fashion. Ruben already shot for magazines like GQ, Vanity Fair, Playboy, Max, Common&Senses,Maxim, Front, Jack, El Pais, Cosmopolitan, Wound, Pen, M, Mens Health, Esquire, Maxmen, Uomo, Nuvo and Safari. He shot twice for Valentino by the hands of Marco Marezza. In his country he shot for almost all the magazines in the market.
He was nominated for the Golden Globes in 2010, 2011 and 2013 and for the Fashion Awards in 2010 and 2012 as the best model of the year in Portugal.