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“Obviously, the win was fantastic, but the nomination itself was the win,” said Rodriguez to the mag. “I want to be acknowledged for what I do. For people to stop and say, ‘She can act her ass off. I want to work with her.'”
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Being the fourth Latina in history to win a Golden Globe put things in perspective for Rodriguez. “I want to change the idea of minorities in the media, or contribute to that movement — I’m not single-handedly doing it.”
Rodriguez said she strives for the unification of all ethnicities, wanting all women to feel successful and beautiful. “Not seeing a woman like me as a lead made me feel like I’d never be skinny enough, I’d never be pretty enough. I want to give young girls, like my niece, the tools to see a billboard and think that [non-Latina] girl is beautiful, but that’s not the only form of beauty. Jane’s story is about a beautiful, normal girl. We don’t talk about her weight or her looks.”
Of her values, Gina says, “I still embrace the values that I was raised with. When people post pictures of me on social media looking crazy, in mid-speech, I can still see beauty in those pictures. I’m real and I’m not put-together all the time, and that is just the truth. To live up to that is just too much. It’s not sustainable at all.”
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Glam Belleza Latina is at select newsstands in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, D.C. For the full interview, go to Glamour.com.