'I want to look like myself!': Gina Rodriguez of Jane The Virgin says she likes her 'curves' and doesn't want to be Photoshopped
Gina Rodriguez has often been vocal on the subject of body image.
In the October issue of Women's Health, the Jane The Virgin lead expressed her antipathy to exorbitantly retouched photos of herself that excised her 'curves' and 'birthmark.'
'I want to look like myself,' insisted the 32-year-old, who was featured in the magazine's lineup of '16 Bada** Women Who Are Changing The Game.'
The echelons: In the October issue of Women's Health, Gina Rodriguez featured on a list of '16 Bada** Women Who Are Changing The Game' (this picture used in magazine)
The Chicago native elaborated that during 'this day and age of Photoshopping and transforming oneself and filtering and filtering and filtering, it really feels good when a photo can capture my heart, my body, my spirit, without having to gloss over it.'
At one point, she touched on the commonalities between people, saying: 'We all want love, we want acceptance, we all want to be healthy, to have a family, and be successful. Yet we act like we don't.
'We act,' she explained, 'like our separation of culture, our separation of color, makes us different. But we all want the same damn things.'
Yet she also stressed individuality, advising: 'Don’t compare yourself to anyone' and adding that 'no one is in your race. Stay in your lane, and do you.'
Speaking out: In the magazine, she expressed her antipathy for exorbitantly retouched photos of herself, saying, 'I want to look like myself'
The Golden Globe winner also encouraged perseverance, though she acknowledged that 'People will say no to you left and right.'
She unfurled quite the list: 'People will say you are not attractive. People will say you are not skinny enough, not tall enough, not thick enough, not curvy enough, not white enough, not brown enough, not this enough.
'Well,' she said, 'I really hope you don’t feel that way about yourself, because then we’re all screwed.'
Her exhortations included: 'If you love yourself there’s absolutely no opportunity to hate anybody else. You actually can’t. If you are happy, you’re not going to go around being like, "You suck. You’re terrible. F*** you." You don’t do that. If you love yourself, you know nothing but love.'
Returning model: The 32-year-old had covered the magazine for its May issue this year, and opened up about the 'very strange feeling to be okay with a little cellulite or a little extra anything'
Rodriguez had covered Women's Health for its May issue, and opened up therein on the way she's publicly addressed her weight gain from Hashimoto's disease.
'I’m trying to use my social media,' she'd explained, 'as a way to communicate that I’m flawed and that I’m okay with it. It’s a very strange feeling to be okay with a little cellulite or a little extra anything. I don’t look at it and feel terrified anymore, and my confidence changed because of that. I carry myself differently.'
Noting that 'It’s like we women consciously decide we’re going to be mean to ourselves,' she'd countered: 'But you’re your own hero, not some image you can’t live up to.'
Jane The Virgin will return to The CW on October 17 at 9/8c for its third series.
Award-winner: The Chicago native has won a Golden Globe for her performance on Jane The Virgin, on which she appears with a cast that includes Andrea Navedo (right)
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