"No hair, don't care"
Gina made a change to her look by cutting off her long hair to donate to Locks of Love. She teased her look on Instagram and shared the donated hair on twitter with the caption “No Hair, don’t care. #Locksoflove.”
Speaks on Immigration
Rodriguez was honored at the Time 100 Gala of 2016 as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. During her speech, she brought up the topic of immigration and how it shouldn’t tear families apart. “We need to keep families together and not in dentention homes,” said Gina.
The Jane the Virgin star told Women’s Health Magazine about her struggle with thyroid disease, which she eventually learned was Hashimoto’s disease. She felt that it would make it difficult for her to act on top of the fact that she is Latina. “Then I thought, how much greater is my story?,” she told the magazine. “The second I stopped feeling that I wasn’t enough was the second I realized I was capable of doing anything.”
Gina created the hashtag #MovementMonday to highlight actors and actresses of color. The movement first focused on the Latino community before broadening the focus.
Gina sent her Golden Globes Dress from 2015 to a teenage fan for her prom. Rodriguez responded to the fan when she tweeted “@hereisgina so would love to wear your golden globes dress to problem.” How lucky is she?!
Size doesn't matter
The actress kept it real in her interview with Yahoo over the pressure of feeling she has to be a certain size. “Of course I’ve fallen into culture,” said Gina. “But the important part, she says, is to understand that beauty is not a size.”
Who could forget the Golden Globes speech Gina made in 2015? She made Latinos proud and took the moment to shoutout the community, “This award is so much more than myself. It represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes.”
While accepting the young humanitarian award at Variety’s Unite4:Humanity event, Gina gave a moving speech with tears about her family and dedicated the award to her parents. “They taught me that being good was a standard that doesn’t need praise or recognition,” she said. “That the more you hel others succeed, you, too, will succeed.”